Inundation and elation

It promises to be a season for the ages.

A sodden landscape is recharging the wetlands of the plains (stay tuned) and to see the Loddon in flood is awe-inspiring.

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The Loddon River @ Newstead, 14th September 2016 … 9am

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II

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The river at noon

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The confluence of the Muckleford Creek and Loddon River at 9am.

3 responses to “Inundation and elation

  1. One presumes that Yellowbelly, Cod and Redfin will get out amongst the weeds, grasses, bark and leaves, fatten muchly, and reproduce – making huge numbers of fingerlings, then we will see a progression waterbirds, especially cormorants, swans, pelicans ducks etc followed by a sharp increase in raptors over coming months??

    Or am I indulging in wishful thinking?

    Carlo, Clarke Lane.

    On Sat, Sep 17, 2016 at 12:35 PM, Natural Newstead wrote:

    > Geoff Park posted: “It promises to be a season for the ages. A sodden > landscape is recharging the wetlands of the plains (stay tuned) and to see > the Loddon in flood is awe-inspiring. ” >

  2. Spot on Carlo … it will be a summer to remember!
    Cheers, geoff

  3. The number of drowning worms at Ric & Beth’s at Yandoit was a real eye opener and I now understand duck’s hanging out in sodden parts of the paddocks as well as the saying, great weather for ducks!

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