Monthly Archives: May, 2007

As you were…

As you were… not much to report today, all the usual characters were around except that I only saw 4 ‘teenager’ moorhens at the LC bridge instead of 5, hopefully the other one was hiding somewhere.  We seem to have had another couple of broods of ducklings as there seemed to be quite a few […]

And then there were 4….

And then there were 4… … baby Coots that is :)  Just managed to get this between the rain showers.  The male coot was aggressive as usual and attacked 2 Ducks so I am still a little concerned about the baby Moorhen in that area, although I did see him/her today, so far so good […]

I keep seeing…

I keep seeing… … ‘Ratty’ the water vole. I always assume its the same one but it would be nice if there were 2-3-4… I also got a few shots of the Tufted ducks on the pond and the TWO baby coots, both mentioned by Graham. The tufties were not around today though, but last […]

We have a baby…

As Graham mentioned we do have at least 1 baby coot… …not a very good photo but lets hope it survives. Today I also saw the baby Moorhen which is very near the baby coot, this worries me a little as the male coot is very aggressive and the baby moorhen will have to keep […]

Nice to see one of these…

It was nice to see one of these today on the Slea… … a vole. The Coot is still on the nest and the single baby Moorhen near the Mill is still doing ok. The 3 baby Moorhens a little upstream are also ok as are the 5 near the LC bridge, but I only […]

I have not been down…

I have not been down the Slea for over a week until today, this is because of an ‘unfortunate’ incident which I don’t want to go into at the moment, I may perhaps give more details in the weeks to come. As I drove up I noticed that the greenery had grown quite a lot […]