Another crappy day ahead.
I got to the lake a bit later than usual. I was trying to salvage my garden fence from the brink of extinction this morning, after its battering from the strong winds in the night.
The rain was getting heavier as I began to feed the Crows and Magpies. The wind didn't help much either, driving into every available and exposed orifice.
The feeders still have water under them, although not so much now. Probably waist deep, instead of chest deep.
I left the Mallards to it, as they swam underneath, and began to make my way to the road bridge. Curiosity more than anything.
I came over yesterday; yes it rained, but I didn't do a post; too many expletives on the soundtrack.
The water level has gone down slightly, but the footpath both sides from the road bridge to the north, are still flooded. I decided on just the south.
I soon changed my mind though, when I reached the car park. The wind was making the rain seem worse.
Time to head home, and search for the Bells.
Full list of today's sightings
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Greater Canada Goose [sp] (Branta canadensis)
Mallard [sp] (Anas platyrhynchos)
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)
British Robin (Erithacus rubecula melophilus)
Common Blackbird [sp] (Turdus merula)
British Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus obscurus)
British Great Tit (Parus major newtoni)
Eurasian Magpie [sp] (Pica pica)
Carrion Crow [sp] (Corvus corone)
British Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs gengleri)
Total species 18