|A couple of weeks ago|
There was also coot nesting in a rather strange corner of a neighbouring pontoon, the main part of which featured a number of abandoned unhatched small eggs.
There were a number of grebes around, but all appeared to be single, and there were numerous juvenile seagulls around.
At the top of the dock there were a pair of crows scavenging in the mud at the edge of the Thames, one of whom took the opportunity to enjoy a very muddy bath.
On the way back, crossing the old cut that lead into Norway Pond (now the Lakes), there was another coot settled on a very sad attempt at a nest. There was plenty of nesting material floating nearby so hopefully that will become a rather more robust effort soon.
Walking back down Greenland Dock I passed a set of photographers apparently gathered with their gear. According the staff at the Moby Dick pub they were taking pics for a brochure for the new development over the road. Very dull! I was expecting something far more exciting when I saw them there :-).