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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.
And the local bird population has continued thriving.
There are ducks and Egyptian geese and swans.
(Though the swans have swum away today. )
This cheeky heron seems quite at home too.
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.
It gives the coot’s feet somewhere safe to climb!
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