This is the first time the water level has dropped allowing full access to Muchelney since last November. The village is no longer an island with the course of the River Parrett and adjacent roads now properly visible.
Yes the sun did shine and out came a little bunny to celebrate a chance to warm up, even the swans looked as if they were a bit hearty.
Once we had met and photographed the alpaca and friends it was time to concentrate on the chickens, a wide range of colours and fashioned feathers collected as a hobby by Nigel, a very helpful keeper allowing us unfettered access.
Finishing with a final feathered flourish from the phantom of the cottera.