Wednesday, 18 April 2012

PIED FLYCATCHER

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

COTTAM COOTS - A PROGRESS REPORT

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.
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Posted by: Steve Halliwell

Sunday, 15 April 2012

BUZZARDS OVER COTTAM

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

FIVE Common Buzzards circling over
the ANCIENT OAK at Cottam.
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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. 
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Who says nothing happens in Cottam!
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