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 scene 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 to clear up the mess.

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.

7 thoughts on “Flooded Meadow

  1. tootlepedal December 31, 2013 / 10:11 pm

    Litter louts are so miserable. I am sorry that your walk was marred by them.

    • janeslog January 1, 2014 / 9:07 am

      They drink here all the time so we have groups who go down and clean up the mess. At least they don’t smash the bottles like they do in some areas.

      The carrier bags worry me because of the damage they can cause to wildlife getting caught in them.

  2. zannyro March 20, 2014 / 9:25 pm

    Oh my goodness! They make a real mess don’t they?! I would be worried about those carrier bags too!

    • janeslog March 21, 2014 / 7:06 am

      Yes. We have have to go round and pick up the rubbish. Even if litter bins were provided they would still leave their rubbish lying about.

      The Eastern Europeans who are cluttering up our country fish in the ponds and eat the fish – Stickleback, Perch and Roach which British people do not eat.

      They also kill Swans and eat them. They are the Queen’s birds and it is illegal to kill and eat Swans.

      • zannyro March 21, 2014 / 3:34 pm

        Oh! 😦 😦 😦 I can’t BELIEVE they kill swans and eat them…along with the fish that ….difficult times for you with that situation…very frustrating, I’m sure.

      • janeslog March 21, 2014 / 6:56 pm

        That and the Romanians begging on the streets in Glasgow and Edinburgh.It’s called being in the EU.

        They get more benefits in the UK so we taxpayers keep getting hammered to pay more tax to let them live in nice houses rent free.

        A bit like Mexicans in the US.

      • zannyro March 23, 2014 / 7:43 pm

        😦 Such a mess, isn’t it?

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