The last refuge...

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    Trapped by the rising waters... Many of these little fellas won't make it through the night... I dread to think whats happened to the ground nesting birds around here... :@(

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    1. M.D.Parr 35 months ago | reply

      Lovely catch and well topical! I suspect it's not just ground breeders that will be struggling, I've been hearing about washed out Peregrine nests that were being covered by webcams, think the rain will have scuppered many birds breeding season - but at least our rivers are flowing again at the moment.

    2. RiverCrouchWalker 35 months ago | reply

      Wonderful but sad shot!

    3. Nite Owl 2011. Back on air. 35 months ago | reply

      Wonderful detailed image, packs a punch with colour. I also wonder whats happened to the ground nesting birds, you should see the Apex, very few birds about. Secret world has been overflowig with rescued birds.

    4. Gale's Photographs 35 months ago | reply

      WOW - well spotted Graham.
      I love the reflection too, a really great photo - even though I don't like snails in my garden, I hope these got back on to dry land - food chain and all that.....!!

    5. Grandpops Woodlice 35 months ago | reply

      I know what you're saying.. it's like that around here too :o((

    6. rockwolf 35 months ago | reply

      Gosh that's such a beautiful if poignant shot!
      Won't these seal themselves up in their shells and with the trapped air inside, float to somewhere safe? One of the swans that nest on the Severn in Shrewsbury has had its nest washed away too.... so sad....

    7. Big G1948 35 months ago | reply

      Well spotted, great evening light. Life is tough

    8. Cornishcarolin Thank you for 1,000,000 views!!!! x 35 months ago | reply

      Crikey Graham. We've had rain but not that bad. Well spotted and taken. Lovely shot xx

    9. ERIK THE CAT 35 months ago | reply

      Brilliant capture, if your snails drown I will send mine to replace them. Little S....s have eaten the hearts out of my Lillies.

    10. me'nthedogs 35 months ago | reply

      Fantastic reflection!

    11. Judy's Wildlife Garden 35 months ago | reply

      This is a really stunning and effective image Graham and captures perfectly the dilema of some of our wildlife when the flood waters rise, well done indeed :)

    12. Black Cat Photos 35 months ago | reply

      aw bless them! our local reserve is flooded so iv been very worried about everything there! luv m xxx

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    15. jump for joy2010 35 months ago | reply

      These snail shots are most excellent matey and like Maria says very the light and reflections..beautiful, so, pink star on the out!

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    17. Cosper Wosper 35 months ago | reply

      Thank you everyone for all your kind comments and faves, as always, very much appreciated. It's all very sad, but mother nature will bounce back :@\

    18. shadowshador 35 months ago | reply

      Great find, If I could get to them I would move then to a safe spot.

    19. Angiebean24 34 months ago | reply

      Beautiful reflection!!!

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