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It was ever thus.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Obviously the only thing that has interested any of you over the weekend was the topic of the shopping trolley coots.


Will they stay on the nest? Do they have eggs? Will the eggs hatch? Will the nest survive? Will Clint Dempsey stop crying?

Of course, the answer to all of the above is a resounding no.


This is what I found on Friday...


The whole top section of the nest (basically a big pile of stuff that floats) was not anchored to the base and during a high tide just got lifted up and floated away.

Bummer.

The compacted mud that is now the basis of the 'platform' is a development from spring. Last year this area was still weeds and stuff and the birds would be nesting in the trolley rather than on the trolley. The pair of Coots were nearby, apart, and looking slightly forlorn.

2 comments:

Fst0pped said...

I make that 3-0 to the Wandle so far this year.

Thing said...

All told, I reckon it's 4-0.

And there is still time for another effort ffs.

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