Here is a fine photo from David Cottridge of one of our, hopefully, resident peregrines. Taken on Thursday from atop the gasometer.



Having managed to scare off most of the marshes birds by dropping my step down rings onto the metal grid of the green bridge (I was trying to spot the red breasted merganser that Pete had mentioned) I managed to get a shot of what I take to be a Goosander which has been north of the green bridge for a while. Also got sight of a water rail further down river towards the moorings. On the Sunday after the snow a startling thing happened! Because there was no traffic noise I found out that the birds visiting my feeder actually make quite a lot of wing noise! It was really amazing to ‘hear’ Great tits and Blue tits fly in and out! Dermot