Friday 27 July 2012

33 of my favourites

Black hole marsh earlier this morning had 33 dunlin

4 common sandpipers

1 greenshank

1 redshank

plus 12 black tailed godwits and a green sandpiper.

Tuesday 24 July 2012

Sunday 8 July 2012

BHM under water

Yesterday evening 2 hours before high tide.  The water level by the entrance gate was above my wellies

The water level turning left on the path towards the Island hide was at least 3 feet deep

And toward the tower hide would have been over my head as I can't normally see over the reeds
A disaster for our reed warblers

The levels this pm have gone down somewhat though still too deep  to get to the tower hide

And this is the route to the island hide

The entrance to the island hide

Lots of islands still under water

This was the only wildlife on the water

An isolated tower hide from the other side of the river

Stafford marsh has also been badly affected though now clear of water