The water level has finally gone down to something approaching normal.
I did walk round yesterday, in sunshine and frost, (but no post), and the level of the water had fallen dramatically. Today it was pretty much the same, maybe just a little less water, and the weather was dull, milder, and raining. So different in a day.
I did manage to get the feeders filled up though, with the aid of some wellingtons and careful wading. There's still water under the feeders, but nothing like it was.
A quick look at the south lake around by the still flooded Cormorant island, found plenty of Tufted Duck, a few Pochard, some Gadwall and lots of Coots.
On round the north lake, because I had to get home for a parcel delivery.
A few Blue Tits and Great Tits in the bushes, and up at the top end, three Mistle Thrush were doing their best to keep some Redwings away from the berries on the trees.
The wall of the dam is now clear of water, but the field is still very soggy underfoot.
Up at the gulley, the path is still flooded, so I had to cross the river by the bridge, and walk round.
The seat that was almost submerged a couple of days ago.
Up by the pub, a Green Woodpecker was probing for ants in the soggy grass,
a couple of Pied Wagtails flying around, and a single Grey Wagtail flew past.
Just a quick visit today, but good to be able to get round again.
Full list of today's sightings
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Greater Canada Goose [sp] (Branta canadensis)
Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope)
Gadwall [sp] (Anas strepera)
Mallard [sp] (Anas platyrhynchos)
Common Pochard (Aythya ferina)
Tufted Duck (Aythya fuligula)
Great Crested Grebe [sp] (Podiceps cristatus)
Great Cormorant [sp] (Phalacrocorax carbo)
Grey Heron [sp] (Ardea cinerea)
Common Moorhen [sp] (Gallinula chloropus)
Common Coot [sp] (Fulica atra)
Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
Eurasian Collared Dove [sp] (Streptopelia decaocto)
Green Woodpecker [sp] (Picus viridis)
Grey Wagtail [sp] (Motacilla cinerea)
Pied Wagtail (Motacilla alba yarrellii)
British Robin (Erithacus rubecula melophilus)
Common Blackbird [sp] (Turdus merula)
British Song Thrush (Turdus philomelos clarkei)
Redwing [sp] (Turdus iliacus)
Mistle Thrush [sp] (Turdus viscivorus)
British Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus obscurus)
British Great Tit (Parus major newtoni)
Eurasian Magpie [sp] (Pica pica)
Carrion Crow [sp] (Corvus corone)
Common Starling [sp] (Sturnus vulgaris)
British Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs gengleri)
European Goldfinch [sp] (Carduelis carduelis)
Total species 30