Thursday, 4 May 2017

Whilst doing a bird survey around the Mire Loch early yesterday morning I was delighted to spot that one of our Coot nests has hatched, producing at least 10 tiny chicks. At this young age they are relatively easy to spot with binoculars in amongst the reeds, due to their naked red heads, and the fuzzy mane of golden feathers around their neck. They have mainly been staying close to the boat house, near their nest, so keep a look out of you are on the opposite bank.  Lizy

Adult Coot with 8 small chicks

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