The river is up to four courses of stone still showing of the old bridge whose demolition was summarily imposed upon us by the council, (far right.)  On the left four mallards have found slack water with good feeding opportunities.

 

Three drakes and a duck. One of the drakes hasn’t completely come out of eclipse plumage. He still has a brown head and no curl on his rump. Or is he a bird of the year just getting his first adult plumage?