Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Nesting and a mouse

While at Marston Doles Ann has been watching two Moor Hens helping each other hatch eggs on their nest. They swap over several times during the day. The one in the water is looking for food to give to the bird on the nest. The nest has been built on thin branches and reeds about 2 feet above the water. Passing boats make waves but the nest is OK.

Moved on to Bridge 130 where that mast is. Molly was very interested in her bag of dried food out front. Ann put her hand in to get a titbit for the dog. There inside was a field mouse! Do hope it is the only stowaway and has not been there too long! The mouse was released into the hedge and disappeared.

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