Today it rained all day! There has been so much rain over the last few weeks that the ground is saturated and it’s been noticeable how places that I visit regularly along the coast are much more waterlogged than usual. I guess these things go in cycles to a degree, but it’s concerning – in the light of overall global warming – to see how this might severely impact an area like the Norfolk coast, which is generally flat and low-lying.
At Cley yesterday it was clear that the dike that runs east-west across the main marsh area had overflowed it’s banks at a few points, and one of the main concerns with reserves like Cley is if the fresh water marsh areas get overrun by sea water. In fact there”s been a lot of excavation work going on in parts of the Cley reserve over recent months: I don’t know if this is directly linked to water levels, but I suspect that it is.
Anyway sadly no wildlife observations happened today, and there were no moths in the moth trap.
No new species for November 27th:
TOTALS TO DATE:
Birds = 228
Moths = 256
Wildflowers = 290