Monday, June 1, 2009

Coots in Valentines Park

Having written about it on Saturday, yesterday afternoon I went to check up on the Swan's nest in Valentines Park, under the Alder tree. I immediately saw the pair of Swans and their six cygnets, swimming on the lake. When I reached their nest I found it had been invaded by a busy family of Coots (maybe I should say the nest had been "recycled" rather than "invaded"?). There the nestling Coots were, surrounding the Swan's deserted egg- and having gained a large slice of white bread! Starting with the now homeless Swan family:

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