Friday, 4 May 2018

Coots amid the grasses of Tinker's Leen

Aw, look at the coots hanging out in amidst the grass.

Wait, what’s that up there?


One baby coot peeking out from behind some grasses

There were definitely four babies today, walking around with the parents, enjoying the nature of Tinker’s Leen.

One baby coot in the water

Parent coot and baby coot

Tinker’s Leen is definitely a great place for them – the water’s shallow, there aren’t pikes or anything to nab them from below, and there are plenty of grasses and small insects to enjoy.

Before I got to the babies, though, there was this lovely diving around the canal:

Single coot in the canal

And ducklings up near the lock:

Three ducklings