Wednesday, 18 April 2018

The coot nest

It definitely looks like they’re residing on Tinker’s Leen now instead of the canal proper.  Mama Coot’s been sitting on that nest all week, mostly dozing.

I’m hoping for babies soon. She wouldn’t be sitting on that nest if there weren’t eggs.

Monday, 9 April 2018

A new coot nest on Tinker's Leen

I think the nest might have moved.  Which is nice.

Instead of being on the canal properly, it’s now on Tinker’s Leen, a little stream just to the side of the canal.  This means they don’t have to worry about boats, and there’s plenty to eat around there.

Unfortunately, it makes it harder to photograph, as there are two large branches right in the way.  So even though I have taken a picture of a coot sitting on a nest with another coot swimming by, all you see is some twigs, a duck, and a coot.

But there is a coot sitting on the nest. And that tells me there are eggs.

Thursday, 5 April 2018

One coot standing on the pavement

No nest as of yet, and they might not even build it in the same place, which would be highly disappointing.

However, this grumpy little buddy got up close to me enough for this photo. Either expecting food or a fight and they just got a photo instead.