Bitterly cold walk across the barrage this morning – risked it despite my nasty cold, to accompany family members. There were about 8 Cormorants in the water just inside the locks and one caught an Eel and had some competition! Pretty c**p photos as I wasn’t prepared. By the inner barrage shore there was a pair of Goosander [crap pix there too – light was dire], and a Peregrine flew over at the Cardiff end. No luck with the Black Redstarts although Anne thought she had a v brief glimpse of one. There were 86 Tufted Duck just past the Norwegian Church [as at Cosmeston, nearly all of them drakes], and a Grey Wag was near there too.