Today’s guest picture was taken by Dropscone. He walked up to the top of Warbla with his daughter Susan at the weekend and looked down on the town.
A blustery west wind brought in thick cloud this morning and it made for a very gloomy day as I went up to the Moorland Feeders to act as a substitute for Sandy who usually fills them on a Thursday. He is on holiday for a few weeks and I hope I get sunnier weather when I go up to the feeders again next week.
I sat and watched the birds for a while but it wasn’t a day for photos so I settled for the best that I could do with a woodpecker…
…and came home.
I had a look a some birds in the garden and was pleased to see a greenfinch.
We are expecting visitors tomorrow so there was some tidying up to do when I got back and then it was time for an early lunch and a trip to Edinburgh to see Matilda. She was in sparkling form and took her father shopping….
…making sure that he had bought the right stuff for our tea.
We had a really entertaining time and were sad when it was time to walk up to the station…
…and go home again.
I am rather tired after all this fun so I apologise for such a brief post but it makes a useful break for the patient readers after so much endless autumn colour.
The flower of the day is a posy of cut flowers to welcome our visitors tomorrow….
…but a very fuzzy chaffinch was the best I could do in unfriendly conditions for flying bird of the day.