The flooding at the beginning of 2014 devastated homes and businesses but for a Dumfries and Galloway conservation charity, flooding from a high tide has actually been beneficial.
The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust saw more birds descend on the centre at Caelaverock than in almost 20 years.
The wildfowl and wetlands trust centre near Dumfries sees thousands of birds every day but in the recent floods, it saw almost 9,000 on one day alone.
The fields surrounding the observatory were left flooded when the sea wall was damaged. No buildings were damaged and it's proved a great habitat for sea birds and waders, that wouldn't usually be seen so far from the water.
The tide is expected to reach over 10 meters at the end of January and the start of February and if it does the fields could flood again so it may not be that long before the centre sees even more birds descend on the area for the second time in a month.