The lake is beginning to flood again.
Rain all through the night, and this morning; and I'm guessing the river has been diverted to the lake again.
Yesterday I topped up the feeders, before going off to Tiggywinkles with some stuff. They're thought of as a hedgehog rescue place, but they are so much more than that. A complete wildlife hospital. I took a variety of food and cleaning stuff just to help out a bit. An amazing place; and they never turn away a sick or injured animal. Worth all the support you can give them.
But back to today. No chance of doing the feeders this morning. The area is under water, and still rising. After feeding the Crows, I made my way under the road bridge; and the waiting Mallards.
The path round the north lake was flooded here, so I tried going over the road bridge, and round from that side.
Hopeless!! Flooded under the bridge, and round the corner.
I decided to just do the south lake.
The rain and wind was still making it a lousy morning. It wasn't helped by my coat seemingly only being 'shower proof'. A few yards down the path, and I was soaked.
No fun going back to a cold house, and having to change all your clothes, and try to get them dry. I gave up, and turned back.
Full list of today's sightings
Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Greater Canada Goose [sp] (Branta canadensis)
Mallard [sp] (Anas platyrhynchos)
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)
British Herring Gull (Larus argentatus argenteus)
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
British Dunnock (Prunella modularis occidentalis)
British Robin (Erithacus rubecula melophilus)
Common Blackbird [sp] (Turdus merula)
Eurasian Magpie [sp] (Pica pica)
Carrion Crow [sp] (Corvus corone)
British Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs gengleri)
European Greenfinch [sp] (Carduelis chloris)
Total species 18