Wednesday, 18 April 2012


There was a report of a male Pied Flycatcher being seen in the bushes on the Cottam side of the canal, opposite to the sports centre - 
at around 7.30pm on Tuesday 17th April.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012


The pair of Coot that nested on the pond opposite the junior school have
three new arrivals from the clutch of 8 eggs.

One of the young being enticed from the nest to feed.

It's said that the white frontal plate on the adult's head is the reason for the phrase 'bald as a coot.'
Looking at the youngster, I'm not convinced it's the only reason.

A pleasant family photograph
and finally
three photographs to reflect on -

PS. Can somebody please explain to me what this is all about? It's close to the pond
in the previous photograph, off Greenside.
Posted by: Steve Halliwell

Sunday, 15 April 2012


At 10.55am Monday 16th April, 2012, there were

FIVE Common Buzzards circling over
the ANCIENT OAK at Cottam.
One of them was diving with closed wings
as part of a display ritual, while another two
were talon grasping, spinning and falling
from a great height, until separating and
drifting off. 
Who says nothing happens in Cottam!