Thought I'd check them out for an update.... and found this announcement!
"Due to heavy rain, a burst river bank and local flooding, our webcams are currently off air. We hope to rejoin them soon."
That doesn't sound good
It doesn't does it....
Yes I read that, hopefully it won't be too much of a disaster for the nesting birds.....flaming June.....I don't think so
I am hoping all the nests are OK. I was watching the poor sandpiper before the cameras went down. Poor thing was wet through with rain and a gale going on, but she was still sitting.
1807: A soggy goodnight
Heavy rain and a river bursting its banks has led to unforeseen flooding at the Springwatch outside broadcast location at the Ynys-hir reserve.
We've had to take the webcams off air as a result, and evacuate the site.
We will be back at 9.30am on Saturday morning with an update, and hopefully an indication of when we might be able to rejoin our animals.
Oh dear. Good job there wasn't a live broadcast happening at the time.
At least it is the area they are using and hopefully not the nesting sites.
I hope the animals are all ok, especially the sandpipers.
I should think with the Sandpiper being at the side of a railway track that area would be free of flooding
We were at Ynis hir last Wednesday. The controll centre is in a low lying area, and may well get flooded. The main reserve is a fair bit higher, so with luck, should be o k. The sandpiper by the railway line, may be a bit vulnerable, but hopefully will be o k. Fingers crossed.
I am glad we were on Holls lasts week, not this week. Phew, lucky or wot.