It's been a grey dank week but this find by Maria on Tuesday was nice. The bird fed on the small same patch of ice next to a muck heep for three days before disappearing to richer pickings when the ice melted.
Up to three SEO's have been flying most afternoons and a pair of Stonechat remain with the pc list moving on to 70 this morning with a calling Oystercatcher.
There were also nine Mute Swans on the flood water today mostly juveniles probably glad of their own space having been seen off from their birth patch by adults beginning to pair up.
Star of the week though is this and possibly another Merlin which are hunting the central area when not squabbling with Crows and Kestrels