Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Flooded Meadow

The weather here in the West of Scotland has been very wet and windy for the last few weeks now and many areas are flooded. A walk down to the local bird ponds revealed extensive flooding in the area, but fortunately this had not spread to any buildings.
 
 
 
 
However, the birds were enjoying it.
 
 

The area has many Roe deer and Badgers and the flooding had pushed the Deer onto the main footpath, rather than remaining within their usual wooded areas. The Badger setts were well away from the flooded areas.
 
On walking through the flooded area we spotted some badger spraint. The badgers must venture to the ponds for water.
 
 
 This lovely scent became ugly when we spotted the remains of a drinking session. Empty fortified wine bottles were scattered about, as well as beer cans and plastic carrier bags. Another clean-up operation will have to be arranged.
 

Empty Buckfast bottles
 
 
 The flooding was worse than I have seen it, but at least it is not affecting the birds. A wet and windy January is forecast, so the scenes above will be there for a while yet!

At least it is not too cold.

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