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Moored outside Hampton Court

How’s this for a pretty fine spot for our first night on the Thames, moored outside the gates of Hampton Court? In the evening we were mobbed by hungry birds: it’s the coots I feel sorry for. Continue reading

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Coot’s nest on Grand Union Canal near Paddington

Coots build floating nests out of twigs and frankly any old rubbish they can pull out of the canal. They usually attach their nest to something like a branch to prevent it from floating away. Coots seem quite happy to make use of anything they find and this bird has made her home on polystryene packaging attached to the side of a narrowboat. Continue reading

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