To my surprise it was actually very bright and sunny, so I grabbed my camera and left the dogs behind and headed up to Summer Leys.
The rain I had heard earlier in the morning had an effect, the water level on the main lake was up to the Screen hide lapping against the wood, weirdly the only water ingress at the moment was on the left handside of the hide where there is a gap, somehow and for now the rest of the hide is waterproof, the lake had also topped over and the section of footpath leading to the feeding station and the area behind the feeding station.
|THE WALK DOWN TO THE FEEDING STATION, IT'S DEEP TOO UP TO THE TOPS OF MY WELLIES|
The feeding station had absolutely no birds, there was no food in the feeders nor on the tables understandable when it so deep in water. So a quick walk to May's Lake where there was a male Smew and just one Long Tailed Duck.
I managed a female Goldeneye shot, I really want the male of the species in flight however a female will do for now, the back of Mary's Lake is flooding into the bigger lake make access pretty hard going and slippery.