Looking At Edinburgh

22 September 2008

Pigeons Take Flight

Filed under: birds, photos, river — Tags: , , , , , — EdinburghEye @ 8:00 am

pigeons taking off from the Water of Leith walkway looking down to Sandport Bridge

Pigeons taking off from the Water of Leith walkway looking down to Sandport Bridge.

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6 September 2008

Forever Flying Upriver

Filed under: art, birds, photos — Tags: , , , , — EdinburghEye @ 8:00 am

black duck on the Water of Leith

A metal statue of a bird taking off on the Water of Leith, between Stockbridge and the Dean Village.

This photo is available on Redbubble: Black Duck.

17 August 2008

Sunday Swan Blogging

Filed under: birds, Current events, photos, river — Tags: , , , — EdinburghEye @ 8:00 am

On 14th July I saw that the mute swans who nest each year on the Water of Leith had hatched seven cygnets. (Seven Swans Swimming)

Almost exactly a month later I saw the whole family again: still seven cygnets and two adult swans:
Nine swans on the river
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13 August 2008

Surveying the Sandport Place bridge

Filed under: birds, bridges, photos — Tags: , , , , — EdinburghEye @ 8:00 am

Seagull by the Sandport Place bridge

This photo is available on Redbubble: Seagull Surveys.

14 July 2008

Seven swans swimming

Filed under: birds, Current events, photos, river — Tags: , , , — EdinburghEye @ 9:58 am

seven cygnets, two swans

There’s a pair of mute swans on the Water of Leith that have been hatching a bevy there for years: this year there are seven cygnets swimming with their parents. (You can see the photos I took last year here.)

This photo is available on Redbubble: Swans on the river.

20 April 2008

Sandport Bridge: A flurry of wings

Filed under: birds, bridges, photos — Tags: , , , , — EdinburghEye @ 8:19 am

Seagulls and pigeons, competing over some scraps, rise suddenly into the air as the photographer approaches. This picture was taken in January on the path beside the Water of Leith as it approaches Sandport Bridge: the houses by the Shore are seen beyond the rising birds.

I took this photo here. It’s available on Redbubble: A flurry of wings.

18 March 2008

Cleaning up the Water of Leith

Filed under: birds, Dirty Leith, photos, river — Tags: , , , , , — EdinburghEye @ 7:18 am

I took this picture here. It’s available on Redbubble: The cleanup patrol.

12 March 2008

Water of Leith: swans

Filed under: birds, photos, river — Tags: , , , , — EdinburghEye @ 7:46 am

There is a breeding pair of mute swans whose territory is the Water of Leith, from the Shore up to Broughton. I see them almost every day.

Swan on the water
This photo was taken here. It’s on Redbubble: Swan on the water.

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4 March 2008

Edinburgh Zoo: Sunday 2nd March

Filed under: birds, photos, zoo — Tags: , , , , , , — EdinburghEye @ 12:10 am

Edinburgh Zoo is one of my favourite places to wander around. When I first thought of doing this blog, I thought initially of a zooblog. (A photozooblog?) Okay: I like taking photos of too many things to have a zooblog, but I have loved wandering round this zoo and seeing what there is to be seen, for over thirty years. (The Google Maps link for Edinburgh Zoo is here.)

The Chilean flamingos share an enclosure with other South American birds, but they’re the most conspicuous:
Flamingos at the zoo
This photo is available on Redbubble: Pretty in pink.
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