For various reasons I visited the duck pond in the University Parks twice this week. The first time I saw a heron standing on top of one of the trees on the small island in the middle of the pond. Today I saw a bird that I think is probably a goosander.

I also saw a couple of swans indulging in what looked suspiciously like a swan equivalent of a high five – having seen off a black labrador, they stretched their necks up to the sky and let out a croak of victory  – “result!”

Just though I’d share that. Sadly, no pics.