I had a pharmacist appointment this morning. As I passed their nest Grack was sat on it with Grock fast asleep nearby. When I returned he had woken up and moved on to the river. Just after I took this shot he took off with his wings slapping the water and headed upstream.
No. Snowdrops are smaller, earlier and don't have a green spot on the petals. They are followed by spring snowflakes, similar to loddon lilies but smaller (yet larger than snowdrops). Then come the loddon lilies, also known as summer snowflakes.
It was an hour before high water as I walked to work this morning. I saw a seal, shoals of mullet and stopped to feed Grock (Grack is sat on her nest). There is still a bit of a chilly nip in the air; about time it started to warm up!
There was quite a bit of rain overnight (best time for it, in my opinion) and it left quite a few puddles on Riverside Walk. Didn't detract from the pleasure of the walk one little bit. I saw a seal again too, or rather the nose of a seal as it took a few moments to grab a breath before diving again.