Photo / Edward Simpson
Whether the birds are doing the avian equivalent of sightseeing, have stopped to refuel, or are simply using the buildings as navigational tools is not immediately apparent. The area around the wharf does of course have plenty of water and sufficient green bits, many of them roof-borne, to offer the wing-weary traveller.
If you live or work in the area, keep your eyes peeled - the migrating season is upon us, and at the very worst the exercise will give you a real excuse for gazing out of the office windows (tell the governor that you are participating in a survey for the International Year of Biodiversity). And be grateful that we have spared you the obvious puns about high fliers, nest eggs and cranes pointing South. (Image/Ed.ward)