I didn't get round to posting these yesterday, what with being busy at work and facebook throwing a wobbler for me.
Snipe Island usually has a few mallard on its fringes but this is the first time I have seen such a collection sleeping at the very southern tip. Sord and dopping are just two of the many collective nouns which can be applied to ducks. I quite like badelynge too.
As I passed under Brutus Bridge this young male blackbird flew down onto the path from the opposite direction. He pretty much ignored me until he had bashed the snail he was carrying from its shell and eaten it, then cocked an eye at me and flew off.
A view seen by so many every day and taken for granted. This is taken from next to the entrance to Morrison's supermarket parking lot looking along Coronation Road past the rear of the buildings on the north side of Fore Street to The Mount.
There are normally a couple of troughs of flowers too, and a few more baskets. I think they may take them in overnight, as we have a problem with people stealing and vandalising them, so I was probably a little early to see the best of the display.