Spent a few mornings along the river and through the woods before work this week. There are two pairs of Kingfishers feeding young at the Low and Highford bridges. I saw a Green woodpecker on the roadside at the top of Abbey meadows estate earlier in the week. At Scots gill beside the lowford bridge the ferns are looking fine at the moment, I have posted pics of Oak, Lady and Hard fern. The Mute swan pair have one hatched young in the town centre but the pen is still sitting on five eggs; presumably chilled. The cob was more interested in Bennyboy than its own offspring. In Scots gill there is an abundance of the aromatic Dame's violet.