It's always a good thing when a planned walk turns up an unexpected sighting! Saturday was such a day, when my other half had planned a walk for us along part of the John Muir Way from Dunbar.
It was a bit of a coincidence, given that just the day before I had been looking at the Birding Lothian website and read about a Common Crane being sighted. I didn't realise it was at the very place we were walking until I noticed several birders with their scopes and binoculars trained upon a ploughed field and then spotted it for myself.
I also spotted one of my regular south coast 'ticks', a Little Egret. There's a large breeding colony near where I grew up, but this was the first I had seen in Scotland.
On the way home we stopped to get a view of the currently gannet-free Bass Rock, and upon scanning the very calm Forth, I saw an Otter!
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