Not much has changed in the past week. It remains very wet with frequent spates on the river and the Tarn is as high as I have ever seen it. In fact when I was at the Tarn last Monday the water level was just lapping the bottom of the I beams supporting the lodge, a good foot above normal level.
I have moved on the occasional solitary cormorant although this particular bird, if the same one each time, seems to be a rather reluctant feeder spending most of its time staring morosely at the water.
The odd thing is that only one swan has been present now for a couple of months. I’ve found no corpse and have seen a solitary swan down on the river so perhaps there has been a bit of a “domestic”.
We had a flush of snow over the weekend that coated the fells and thawed within a couple of hours and the first touch of frost yesterday
Oh for a decent cold, dry winter.