Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Rainbow Over Lower Largo

Sunshine and showers produced a spectacular rainbow over Lower Largo. Picture taken a couple of days ago.

Saturday, 28 February 2015

Three Bridges at Night

The floodlit Forth Bridge seen from South Queensferry and to the west the Forth Road Bridge.
The iconic Forth Bridge which was opened 125 years ago this month.
The Forth Road Bridge and just beyond it the towers which will support the new bridge which is under construction.

Monday, 9 February 2015

Early Spring Bulbs 2015

A bank of snowdrops and aconites near the Largo Parish War Memorial.

Some sunny days and suddenly snowdrops are springing up everywhere,
 Aconites and some snowdrops at the back of the Temple car park
A bank of snowdrops at the side of the path leading up to the Serpentine Walk.
Some tiny purple crocuses at the side of the old railway track path.

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Red Sky at Night....

An amazing sunset over Lundin Links yesterday evening.

Saturday, 31 January 2015

Shaped by the Wind

Looking east across the fields from the Serpentine walk my eyes are always drawn to this line of trees, their tops flattened by the prevailing wind.

Friday, 30 January 2015

Swirly Rock Patterns

 Swirly patterns on one of the bright red sandstone rocks on the beach at Lower Largo.

Monday, 26 January 2015

Big Garden Birdwatch 2015

For over 30 years now the RSPB has been conducting a garden birdwatch at this time of year. The public are invited to take part by watching and recording the birds they see in one hour in their garden or a park and sending in their results by post or on-line. My results for this year were:

Blackbird: 2
Dunnock: 2
Blue tit: 2
Coal tit: 1
Great tit: 2
House sparrow: 4
Robin: 2
Starling: 5
Wood pigeon: 1
Jackdaw: 2
Chaffinch: 1

The count was fairly representative of what we see most days (particularly in frosty weather). Goldfinches usually feature but were absent. This month we have also seen long-tailed tits and bullfinches.
Blue tits like the fat-filled coconut shell.