We live on a houseboat at Taggs Island with Hampton Court about 400 metres downstream. From the Tower of London where the other ravens reside it is 18 kilometres as the bird flies.
There are 62 boats on the island, one of them dating from the turn of the last century with the majority all purpose built in the last 25 years.
We have over 100 residents and it is very much a 'media' island with TV producers, musicians and songwriters, graphic and interior designers, publishers and 5 photographers and cameramen.
The wildlife that congregate around the boats are one of the joys of living on the island and we have mandarin & tufted ducks, swans, mallards and hybrids, geese, coots and grebes. In the garden, all the usual bird table birds as well as ring necked parakeets