Monday, 21 July 2008

No surprises...

All much as expected this evening with 3 common sandpiper and 1 LR plover at Freeman's Pools.
A little grebe was on Darter Pool along with the coot family and a grey heron.
A single green sandpiper was at the Wildfowlers' Pools.
As has often been the case in recent years, the moorhens have very young chicks at the moment - it is my assumption that once the more aggressive coots have well developed young they become more tolerant and therefore 'allow' the moorhens to nest. As coots are relatively recent colonists this is simply an observation - I'd be interested to find out what happens at other sites where both species breed.

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