Another lunchtime stroll around the Blackford Pond and came across these women from the SSPCA rescuing a young male adult swan who hadn’t ‘flown the nest’ and, sadly, was being harassed by his parent to do so. This had left him in a poor state, so he was being rescued for re-location to the SSPCA Centre in Alloa for feeding up and future release.
We managed to see some more rare (if that’s not an oxymoron) Nacreous Clouds at sunrise today, over the Edinburgh skyline, with Calton Hill, Arthur’s Seat and the church tower of Broughton St Marys visible. Again, the colours were constantly changing and looked weird.
Rare Nacreous Clouds at sunset today, over the Royal Observatory on Blackford Hill. Just about managed to stay upright in the howling gale to get a shot or two. Colours were constantly changing and looked weird.
A lunchtime stroll around the Blackford Pond and the unusual sight of a family of Cormorants, presumably sheltering from the harsh sea conditions. Updated today with a few more shots. They look like Pterodacyls, positively pre-historic critters.