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Re: Denfinella's lockdown birdlife diary

On my walk today- Kestrel, pair of Red Kites and a Buzzard. I do live adjacent to farmland. :D Still no birds of prey for us yet. Nice to know there are so many small birds in your garden and i enjoyed looking at your photos of them. Twenty years ago i used to get almost the same variety in my gard...
by denfinella
Tue Apr 14, 2020 2:43 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: Denfinella's lockdown birdlife diary
Replies: 50
Views: 2627

Re: Bluebells

Very nice! I haven't seen any of them this year yet.
by denfinella
Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:45 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: Bluebells
Replies: 10
Views: 668

Re: Denfinella's lockdown birdlife diary

Thanks jmarkb! We are also in south Edinburgh, so perhaps unsurprisingly our lists look quite similar, though you've got a few gems...

Perhaps we have walked past you!
by denfinella
Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:25 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: Denfinella's lockdown birdlife diary
Replies: 50
Views: 2627

Denfinella's lockdown birdlife diary

During lockdown I've been paying more attention to local birdlife on my local wanders. The variety of birds in south Edinburgh has far surpassed expectations, and I'm keeping a list here of all the species I've seen in the last few weeks. I'll keep my list (which currently numbers 60 species) update...
by denfinella
Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:55 pm
 
Forum: Wildlife sightings
Topic: Denfinella's lockdown birdlife diary
Replies: 50
Views: 2627

Re: Ordnance Survey maps on Bing

Interestingly its working on my MacBook in safari, chrome etc but not my iPhone where it seems to redirect to the normal search page. As far as I know, there's never been a mobile site for it. The only way to get it on your phone is to force it to load the desktop site version (P.S. not practical w...
by denfinella
Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:35 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ordnance Survey maps on Bing
Replies: 7
Views: 875

Re: Ordnance Survey maps on Bing

It wasn't working for me earlier either, but it's OK now (on both Chrome and Microsoft Edge).
by denfinella
Sat Apr 11, 2020 7:33 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ordnance Survey maps on Bing
Replies: 7
Views: 875

Re: Up My Stairs

Since you appear to have posted this twice... are we going to get a new walk report every time you use your stairs? :lol:

Looks a nice walk, though quite a direct ascent - recent rain doesn't seem to have affected conditions underfoot...
by denfinella
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:50 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Up My Stairs
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Re: Stay at home

It's possible that the lack of clarity over whether you can drive a short distance to your place of exercise or not is deliberate. If official guidance explicitly allowed it, you'd risk ending up with popular local beauty spots like Arthur's Seat, Kelvingrove Park etc. becoming so busy that social d...
by denfinella
Sun Mar 29, 2020 11:15 pm
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Stay at home
Replies: 570
Views: 33757

Pentlands escape - Lockdown t-minus 1 day

For us, March 2020 had already involved a distinct lack of hillwalking. A busy work schedule early in the month was followed by a week away in France (the last two days of which ended up being under French lockdown enforcements), and then by a weekend where my OH was working. Monday 23rd March was o...
by denfinella
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:23 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Pentlands escape - Lockdown t-minus 1 day
Replies: 0
Views: 437

Re: Carefree at Cramond

litljortindan wrote:Looks a fine walk on a lovely day. Those were the days.

Graeme D wrote:Nice pics. What's that thing in the sky in the first one though?????? :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:


Indeed... :shock:
by denfinella
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:42 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Carefree at Cramond
Replies: 3
Views: 517

Carefree at Cramond

The world's changed quite a bit since we walked this section of the John Muir Way at the end of February, but since I suddenly have a lot more time to spare at home, it seems a good time to write it up! Our route was slightly different to the WH walk linked above, and we also did it in the opposite ...
by denfinella
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:47 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Carefree at Cramond
Replies: 3
Views: 517

Re: Cruach Tairbeirt - superb views and an Easter altercatio

Nice surprise to see this old chestnut of mine come up again. :lol: @iangpark: agree with all your points. I would be much more happy to comply with a polite request than the angry (and factually inaccurate) interrogation we got on our visit. The resident concerned should at least get 3+ weeks peace...
by denfinella
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:40 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Cruach Tairbeirt - superb views and an Easter altercation
Replies: 11
Views: 1800

Re: Fort William vs. Loch Lomond for Family in March

I'd agree that Fort William is a safer bet, for the reasons already listed above. I think Arran is also a good suggestion.

Some other bases to consider: Aviemore, Dunkeld / Pitlochry, Oban. (Or Ballater, but that might be a bit close to home for your Aberdonian friends.)
by denfinella
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:50 am
 
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Fort William vs. Loch Lomond for Family in March
Replies: 12
Views: 547

Re: Ben Bowie - with summit concert

You are both bonkers... but well done anyway! :clap:
by denfinella
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:15 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Ben Bowie - with summit concert
Replies: 12
Views: 1731

Re: Slow and slippery on Largo Law

Thanks Sgurr. Stile added a bit of interest :wink:

1 hr 30 was an estimate based on the time between my first and last photos (and adding a bit) - it might have been closer to 2 hrs, I can't be sure.
by denfinella
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:59 pm
 
Forum: Walk reports - Scotland
Topic: Slow and slippery on Largo Law
Replies: 2
Views: 375
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