Drat and double drat - my boat has failed its Boat Safety Standards inspection, on 9 counts! Most of the items are changes in regulations, like needing metal fuel drain plugs rather than plastic ones, a side-flick isolation valve on my gas cooker rather than the wheel-type one that's in place and needing to replace the fuel pipes with modern ones. Also, the fire blanket needs replacing and some parts of the gas pipes need clipping in place, etc. I'm also annoyed at myself for forgetting to wall mount one of the fire extinguishers I'd replaced. Hey ho.
Today I saw a kingfisher, a little grebe (or dabchick), 3 moorhens, 2 ducks, a wren, several blackbirds (hurray!) and a few long-tailed tits. I missed out on the national Garden bird-watch project this weekend, so this is my own personal inventory.