Fascinated by coots!

 

Below the bridge at Abingdon, almost against its wall,

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two coots have build their nest and three eggs have been laid within.

 

They are good parents.

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Mother coot sits on the nest hour after hour.
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Father coot finds rushes and reeds to reinforce the nest before the eggs hatch.

Together they prepare a home for their young.

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I hope they hatch out before we leave Abingdon!

Published by lesley-jane

Wife of Stewart, mother of 3, Granny of 6 (yes, I am happy to define myself by my family; I value them more than anything), and living abroad Calliope, our replica Dutch Barge, currently cruising the inland waterways of France, Belgium and The Netherlands. Retired from a couple of enjoyable careers, and now being closer to the real, outdoor me. Love water, fascinated by animals, enjoy music, support Pompey and try to find fun in all parts of my life.

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