Monday, 27 April 2015

The Reed Bed Maternity Unit


The reed bed has three occupants, a swan, mallard and moorhen. The reeds provide the perfect nesting material for the water loving birds to use, three nests have been built in it so far. Hidden amongst the reeds the moorhen is the hardest bird to spot, the reeds providing camouflage from predators, and prying eyes. The mallard has ten ducklings nestled underneath her for the night whilst the moorhen and swan are still incubating their eggs, an ideal habitat for a reed bed maternity unit.  


Over on duck island, just across from the reed bed, the Canada Goose is incubating her eggs, a prime location not to be shared with any other water fowl, the male goose patrols the waters to protect her.

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