I managed to get a few bundles of reeds down to the nesting coots in Norway Cut, where they only had wet leaves to nest on. They rebuilt a second floor apartment inside 20 minutes. it was fascinating to witness the team work. Will check progress tomorrow, and see if any more bundles of reeds are needed in Greenland Dock, South Dock and Surrey Water.
|The first attempt of the coots to nest, a few days ago|
|Yesterday, with a few sad leaves floating in the water|
|Today, now that the coots have been given |
nesting material the nest is well built and
the top level is well above the water surface.
|Today again, showing the rope (far left) where|
local residents have attempted to moor the pontoon
safely to prevent it floating off into the main dock.