The goosander and the red-breasted merganser have 'sawbill' serrations along the edge of their bills to help in catching fish.
There's a brisk cool wind from the north-north-west which is fanning the flames of a fire on the Pennine tops. A plume of smoke extends from somewhere near Haworth, petering out high over Thornhill, a distance, I guess, of about 14 miles.
A neighbour who's out gardening stops me as I walk by to ask about the borehole that she says is now operating in the wood. Will the extraction of millions of gallons of water lower the water table and threaten aquatic life in the stream?