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Tuesday, 18 January 2011

After high waters

Just a few photos to show the difference in the water levels from Sunday to Monday!debris debris2 

 

 

 

Obviously the debris shows how far the water rose.

cauld

cuddy meets tweed

 

 

 

 

The cauld is looking a lot tamer than on the day before, and the path upriver is walkable again.aftermath 006Trees that had their feet in thefootbridge water are clear of it now…..

…..and Cuddy can once again flow under the footbridge.gulls on bridge

 

 

back to bridge

 

Beyond the bridge , above, was nothing but water on Sunday, and the ducks weren’t swimming about or being fed.  All that flat land, right, was covered.  Mallards, mergansers and the little gulls were all milling around yesterday though, waiting for crusts of bread to be thrown for them by a dad with baby in his arms. 

merganser

This is a merganser, one of only a handful to be found on the river.  I wouldn’t like to be pecked by that hooky beak! mergansers

 

and here are his comrades with some of the gulls.

bridgelamp

 

And a last one for today, I rather liked the silhouette of the lamp on the parapet of the road bridge as I looked up at it from the riverbank.

Talk again soon.

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