Your pictures of Scotland 16 - 23 April

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A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 16 and 23 April.

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Image source, Allan Donaldson
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Oarsome view: Allan Donaldson despite it being "very cold" watching the sunrise at Knapp's Loch, near Kilmacolm was "well worth it".
Image source, Iain Taggart
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Cowabunga: How cute is this Highland cow calf at Pollok Park? Pic by Iain Taggart.
Image source, Linda Ormiston
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Had a beak full: A bit of improvisation on the nesting front and a tolerant horse near Melrose. Picture by Linda Ormiston.
Image source, Anne Edward
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Water bird: Anne Edward was delighted to have her camera with her on her walk in Crombie park in Angus so she could capture this "lovely, adorable cygnet".
Image source, Victor Tregubov
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Plant get enough: Victor Tregubov took this picture of early cherry blossom in Dollar.
Image source, Arthur Allan
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Mini-me: Young moorhens can swim from day one, like this little guy spotted by Arthur Allan at Townhill Loch, Dunfermline.
Image source, Alan Cruickshank
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Inflight meal: Alan Cruickshank said he had no idea why a Great Spotted Woodpecker would come to ground to find food "given how cautious they are" until he saw this one helping itself to food being left out for Red Squirrels on the Black Isle, north of Inverness.
Image source, Bill Simpson
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Outfox: Bill Simpson said he would try to keep this vixen and her cubs in his Edinburgh garden, safe from his boxer dog Duke, who loves to chase foxes.
Image source, Brian Hughes
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Meet the family: Brian Hughes snapped this Mallard duck on an outing with her ducklings at Perchy Pond, Wishaw.
Image source, Claire Buchanan
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Nailed it: Claire Buchanan captured the peace of this dusty trail in the Pentland Hills just perfectly.
Image source, David Wilkinson
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Better light than never: David Wilkinson said he spotted the Falkirk Wheel lit up at night this week after new lighting was installed.
Image source, Alison J C Brown
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So coot: Alison Brown captured this mother and its baby cootling learning to swim at Queen's Park pond in Glasgow.
Image source, David Strudwick
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Family tree: David Strudwick said his three sons, Matthew, Samuel and Luke loved their spring morning walk at Seaton Park, Aberdeen.
Image source, Doug Edgar
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Stoating aboot: Doug Edgar had a rare encounter with a stoat at Lymphoy in Currie, Edinburgh.
Image source, Liz Henry
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Soots you: Sunset looks good on the former Longannet Power Station in Fife.
Image source, Helen Perry
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Whale hello: Helen Perry said she had "Great fun watching orca gymnastics" in Aith, Shetland.
Image source, Gerry Doherty
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Light of passage: Gerry Doherty took this sunset picture from his home town of Dumbarton.
Image source, Elsa Critchley
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Skin deep: Elsa Critchley was in awe of these friends when she saw them in the sea at Portobello.
Image source, Graham S Paton
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Graham Paton's path looks bright: Sun rising on Edinburgh’s High Street.
Image source, Caroline Loudon
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Twit twoo: Caroline Loudon said she was "really lucky" to get so close to this tawny owl in Edinburgh's Craiglockhart Woods.
Image source, Janina Dolny
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Feline happy: Janina Dolny wondered if the street art on this old police box in Edinburgh's Geddes Gardens was inspired by the Maison de Moggy cat cafe across the road.
Image source, Joyce Blair
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Branching out: Joyce Blair captured this magnificent tree during a walk in Boden Boo Woods in Erskine.
Image source, Karolina Sperczynska
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Do whatever floats your boat: Karolina Sperczynska captured her sons during their first try on a paddle board with their dad at Loch Lomond's Millarochy Bay.
Image source, Kirsty Gray
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Rays and shine: Kirsty Gray's morning run in the Pentland Hills was glorious.
Image source, Linda Cooper
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Doe eyed: Deer enjoying the warm sunshine in Linda Cooper's woodland garden by South Loch Ness.
Image source, Lewis Milne
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One of Three Ways: Lewis Milne said "Queensferry Crossing during sunset as the tide was out, revealing the beautiful shapes in the sand between the pier and the boat dock."
Image source, Mangela Coia
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Quit while you're a head: Mangela Coia took this picture of a large Roman head near the Antonine wall on Croy Hill in Croy.
Image source, Sharon Dalgoutt
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Jack Sparrow: A male house sparrow plundering the Pampas grass in Sharon Dalgoutt's North Ayrshire garden for lining its nest.
Image source, Stewart Beattie
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You light up my life: Stewart Beattie's picture of sunrise at St Abbs Lighthouse looks like a picture from a landscape abroad.
Image source, Tom Kelly
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Bend over backwards: Tom Kelly spotted this Kingfisher doing his early morning yoga routine on the Water of Leith in Edinburgh.
Image source, Jamie Sillars
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Mount your blessings: Jamie Sillars said he has been enjoying walking in the hills on the Isle of Arran also know as "Scotland In Miniature".
Image source, Sandy Neillands
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That doesn't look poplar: Lone tree in fields at Portencross, Ayrshire.
Image source, Mangela Coia
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My finest flower: Mangela Coia captured spring in Springburn Park Glasgow this week.
Image source, Jean Lowdon
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Bear necessities: Dunbear in Dunbar is a tribute to John Muir, the pioneering Dunbar-born naturalist and conservationist. Picture by Jean Lowdon.
Image source, Ian Barnes
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High and dry: Ian Barnes took this picture of a boat at Charlestown harbour at low tide.
Image source, Andrew Christie
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Sand art: Andrew Christie drew this tribute in the sand for the late Prince Philip before taking an aerial picture using a drone in Aberdeen.
Image source, Mark Bell
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High-flyer: Mark Bell took this shot just after the paraglider took off on Ben Lawers.
Image source, Ian Mulvey
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On a winning peak: Ian Mulvey and his son said they had the summit to themselves on Ben A'an in The Trossachs.
Image source, Sophie Orr
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Life is sheep: Sophie Orr took this picture of a sheep keeping a watchful eye of its lamb at sunset in North Uist in the Western Isles.

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