One of the two Bridgnorth goosanders featured a couple of days ago, now come ashore for a preen. The river was high, almost in flood. The usual small beaches of the feeding area by the bridge and the tip of the Bylet were quite deeply submerged. All that was left was small patches of shingle downstream fo the bridge piers.
A little while after seeing the two birds swimming, I returned after a short stroll downstream. One of them had disappeared. Ths one was on the shingle, busy taking care of its feathers.