I'm working back in Aldgate, and that means once again I have the north bank Tower Bridge patch. Once I had time to get over the initial British terror of that big fiery orb in the sky I went and took my first 'proper' walk round since starting the new job.
On the one hand this was a massive success. Visiting somewhere you used to list and starting from scratch is a really motivational way to track your progress as a birdwatcher. When I figure out the pages nonsense I'll start up a separate patch list on the blog, but I picked up more in one wander round St' Katherine's dock than I got in the first month of watching Tower Bridge when I started here three or four years ago.
On the other hand, nothing I saw was new to the patch, so I'll likely hit the ceiling a lot quicker this time round. Back to processing flocks of Black Headed Gulls looking for Meds before too long then.
I say nothing was new. None of the BIRDS were new. This was new:
This was also new, if an extremely retro sort of way. I have no idea why it's there, but I like boats without engines and it's rather cool.