What could I say? For the moment nothing very exciting is happening. The flood waters are receding. This photograph shows the Isla at Isla Bridge, just before the confluence with the River Tay, a place where I have landed after a canoeing journey a number of times in the past. I like to go there from time to time to consider the water level, particularly after a flood. When I took the photograph the waters were still fairly high.
According to Hamish Moir, who works at the Macalulay Land Use Research Institute in Aberdeen, the Isla has a particularly rapid rise and fall in time of flood.
Having said that nothing is happening that is to ignore the fact that the beavers are very occupied with their preparations for winter.
Besides, although things seem quiet to me, there is an outside world.
Has Roger Wheater set up his committee to consider the impacts that beaver might have on salmon in Scotland? It seems that the salmon people are particularly twitchy at the moment because this past fishing season has been notably poor.
How is the Trial Release of beavers going in Knapdale?
Is it true that Allan Bantick of the Scottish Wildlife Trust has called for the release of lynx into the wild?
I must find out about these things