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Cute Feet!

A few months ago I posted about a local lake where the intrepid coot resident had built a nest atop a fountain rose.

The local authority turn off the water each spring now so she doesn’t get washed up!

Now that the chicks have fledged safely. The fountain is back in action.

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And the local bird population has continued thriving.

There are ducks and Egyptian geese and swans.

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(Though the swans have swum away today. )

This cheeky heron seems quite at home too.

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The local authority have introduced another clever tool for the water fowl too.
These ramps can be found on the waters edge on all the local man made waterways so the birds and their chicks can enter and exit the water and seek safety on the water.

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It gives the coot’s feet somewhere safe to climb!

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8 comments on “Cute Feet!

  1. jpeggytaylor
    October 12, 2014

    What a cute Coot! How wonderful that the local authority has been so amenable in supporting the waterfowl.

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    • lizard100
      October 12, 2014

      It’s tremendous. There are nesting water fowl of all kinds in the area.

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      • jpeggytaylor
        October 13, 2014

        That’s excellent! We could do with more authorities understanding that the human species needs to share the environment harmoniously with other species 🙂

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      • lizard100
        October 13, 2014

        It does seen so very smart!

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  2. tootlepedal
    October 12, 2014

    I loved the heron shot.

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    • lizard100
      October 12, 2014

      Thanks. I wanted a clearer back ground but it was a great opportunity. The statue is often a good hunting spot.

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  3. Rambling Woods
    October 13, 2014

    Yes they don’t walk well on those feet

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    • lizard100
      October 13, 2014

      They’re entertaining. But thankfully they have a lot of grass areas which seem to make it easier to move!

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