Waxwing lyrical (in a roundabout way)

A roundabout isn’t a place you would usually associate with nature. And a fairly busy roundabout in congested Sighthill, Edinburgh even less so. But… this is winter, and winter means Waxwings. Well sometimes it does. Last year it didn’t! It was a poor year for waxwings. Too many berries in Scandinavia for them to botherContinue reading “Waxwing lyrical (in a roundabout way)”

January in Menstrie Woods

Over the new year I thought it would be good to have a bit of a series on the blog and I am going to follow a habitat or two during the year. So we start with Menstrie Woods. Everything featured in this post was taken or recorded in January 2022. Come back next monthContinue reading “January in Menstrie Woods”

Enjoying Scotland’s Wildlife

Before work on Monday I went for a walk. It is probably the best decision I will make this week. Along the cycle track I saw a returning Chiffchaff with the resident Yellowhammers and Reed Buntings all taking prominent perches and singing their little hearts out. By the banks of the River Devon I sawContinue reading “Enjoying Scotland’s Wildlife”