Last weekend we enjoyed a brief respite from the torrents. The rain peeled away to sun. We were excited, and headed for the Arundel Bird Wetlands Centre, hoping that it wasn’t too badly flooded from the storms. It was; the Arun River overtopped on 3 January causing severe flooding. The paths and boardwalks are submerged, the nesting areas are a foot under water, and the birds have fled to the bare trees for shelter. Even waterbirds need to dry their feet off occasionally!
Here are a few photos I took at the Wetland Centre at Arundel, West Sussex. Move your mouse over the photo to read its caption.
And here’s a video linked from the Wetland Centre during last summer’s lovely weather. If you can imagine, this is how the wetland centre should look.