Friday, July 11, 2014

"Working" Hard in Scotland

Tally Ho from Scotland! I am on the other side of the pond this week for work and of course, doing my best to see as many British birds as possible. We started our trip in Edinburgh Scotland and I can say that you should make the trip if you can. It is a terrific little city - a bit like Philly but with really old castles and stuff. 


Castle in Edinburgh
Sam and I wandered around the city near our hotel, took the bus tour, saw the castle, and climbed Arthur's seat (more on that later). My first UK bird was Wood Pigeon. These are like our pigeons only on steroids. They are huge. We also saw Gray Wagtail in the city.

Sam thought it would be a good idea to climb up "Arthur's Seat" which is a massive hill/mountain/volcano remnant that is right next to Holyrood Palace which is where the Queen held her annual picnic just last week. Check out the steep climb and the view from the top. Needless to say, I felt like I was back on the Donut Hole Trail again.

Arthur's Seat trail

View from Arthur's Seat
I am really electronically challenged over here. My little laptop that I use to download and edit photos crapped out on me for the first few days. My cell phone doesn't work over here like I thought it would. I can't get Internet everyplace. So, you'll have to wait for bird photos for another few days until I can get them downloaded. The best that I can do for now if offer this photo of Kestral hovering at eye level from the top of Arthur's Seat. Ta for now!

Kestral

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