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Yesterday while walking a friend’s dog we saw a great example of nature and tenacity.
A coot was bringing sticks to a nest in the middle of the drainage ditch.
So the bird gave chase.
Both make ducks were speedy in their retreat. It looked as if this adversary was one they already knew. After they had swum a fair distance, the coot slowed down. Obviously satisfied with their retreat.
I don’t know which bird was male and which was female but they are the most committed parents.
Have you seen impressive nature this spring and summer?
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