Later we walked through Roseburn Park along beside the burn (little stream).
This house has a little seating platform at the end of its garden, just above the burn, presumably so that the occupants can sit and watch the wildlife - not to say the people in the park.
We watched a squirrel running along from tree to tree to tree to tree. I took some photos but running squirrels don't make good subjects for one's phone camera. So this is just a picture of the burn.
I don't think that my photo of these birds - a male and female mallard and a female goosander - is going to win any prizes for wildlife photography.
This photo of one and a half goosanders, not taken by me, is considerably better. Not to say very cute.
The house which has the seat beside the water at the end of its garden is one of these houses on the right. You wouldn't guess the existence of the burn and the park if you didn't know, would you? This is the main road into the centre of town.
All in all, we decided that the way we spent our morning was possibly more fun than working.