Friday, 21 May 2010

Coots oot

Was at Havannah last night chasing yet another camera shy Lesser Whitethroat when near the pond I discovered a load of tadpoles on the rocks. As I was investigating one of the Coot pair gave me the evil eye then I realised that a duckling was speeding across the pond shortly to be followed by more emerging from the reeds with the other adult.

A feeding frenzy then ensued with the now six ducklings competeing for attention as the adults dived for weed. I did though notice that nasty Coot habit of giving the youngster a sharp peck after it has taken the food.

Ugly little blighters but I wish them well as even me standing there taking photographs didn't stop the dog walkers encouraging their mutt into the pond.

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