I was getting a little worried about the recent dry spell we've experienced, and getting concerned we would have a repeat of last year. Well, the rains finally came, with a few days of deluge. However, the ground was so dry, the rain soaked straight into it, bypassing the mud stage.
My Thursday stomp (car was in the shop for a recall repair on Wednesday - only took them four goes to fix it) revealed Inert firmly ensconced on the southern edge of Chandlers farm. There is a tremendous amount of activity, with plenty of tipper trucks, diggers and bulldozers trundling around. As usual, Inert are flitting about the site.
Our pump was resolutely off, even though there was a trickle of water flowing from the outflow. I reckon this was simply run off from the recent heavy rains.
I only took my bridge camera with me - it was gloomy, and I also had to dodge showers. Just as well as there wasn't much in the way of wildlife around. It's quite normal - some days are good, some days are quiet.
The gull type birds on Tern island were behaving in an interesting manner. There was a constant stream of them flying to and fro between Tern island and the grassy banks to the north of Colebrook lake - next to Plover island. I can only assume there was a worm feast to be had on this shore, due to the rain. Anyway, my bridge camera wasn't up to taking decent photos.
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