With us having so much heavy rain recently, water levels have been running extremely high on the reserve. The loch is currently up to it's summer levels, even though the valve has not been closed! It's basically filling up faster than it can empty right now.
As a downside, the water had caused quite a bit of flooding at the car park, but hopefully a little dry spell will sort it all out. It's sunny outside as i write this, so who knows!
Below is a photo of the car park taken on Monday afternoon. As you can see, it's not exactly the nicest place to be parking!
Even with all the rain, we've managed to increase the species list by a few species in the past week, so it's not all bad.