Little Egret

This Little Egret was taking advantage of the fish stranded by the recent flooding of the River Wharfe near Wetherby. A few years back these birds would have attracted a small crowd of ‘twitchers’, but they seem to be quite well established in the UK now.

—Stephen G. Hipperson—

What did I say?

Almost as bad as ‘I told you so!’ – but as predicted our moley house builders looked to have come a cropper in the lastest flooding of the local Ings. Judging by the height of the debris line, the water might have been as much as 6ft deep here overnight. I’m not sure the little blighters would necessarily have got drown, as I saw evidence of fresh disturbance from underneath on a few of the mounds.

—-Stephen G. Hipperson—

Molehill Landscape

Looks as if the mole’s town planners are as good ours at the moment … see a bit of green and build a house on it. AND, in this case, they also seem to be ignoring the basic good sense of avoiding flood plains as this field regularly floods every year.

—Stephen G. Hipperson—