Tuesday, 29 December 2015

What swimming stroke do moles use?

After an appallingly long delay i have finally found some time to update this blog!!
sorry for the delay.

The water arrived with a vengeance and flooded out the North Duffield Carrs.

Greated by lots of Black headed gulls who were picking off the poor unfortunate voles and shrews who were in a state thanks to all the water,

Kingfisher wizzing around in front of the hide was a nice surprise but was clearly in a state due to all the water in the wrong place.

You can just make out the River Derwent starting to burst its banks.Then as the water started to rise I noticed this poor Mole attempting to escape the rising water levels, (made it today but not sure about tomorrow)

Water Rail flew in to roost just as I was leaving.

Tomorrow arrived and this was the scene.

 Gargeney hide suffering from a little rising damp!!

 Lots of Wrens darting around and nice to see that the Stonechats were still doing well.
Distant Peregrine and Buzzard were on the prowl.

 Lots of distant Mutes and Whoopers and Pintail in top shape. Gadwal Wigeon Teal and Lapwing in good number as were shovelor and Tufted.

Will be back tomorrow to see if it's any higher.

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