Well, almost. I went for a walk along the riverside on Sunday afternoon in between the rain showers and took my camera with me for company.
On my way down the river I spotted a trio of Goosanders (Mergus merganser) which I’ve seen off-and-on this winter. They are diving ducks and eat fish, so that’s a good sign in terms of the health of the river.
Today the Jed is bank full, brown, and there isn’t a bird in sight. Sensible creatures. The duck I saw walking up the cauld yesterday would have been half-way down the river if it had tried that trick today! The river must have risen a good 30 cm overnight – unsurprising as it’s one of Scotland’s fastest-rising rivers.