Reservoir Coots

Coot's nestNear Tring there are four of reservoirs that provide water for the Grand Union Canal. The several hundred acres of water and the associated margins provide a haven for all sorts of wild life and aquatic birds in particular.

On the Tringford Reservoir  a coot’s nest was seen built around a water depth post.

Coot's nestThe nest is built of twigs, reeds and similar material and whilst it is supported by the post seen in the pictures it rises up from the bottom of the reservoir which is about two feet below the surface of the water.

Coot turning eggs in the nestWhile taking pictures ‘Mrs Coot’ decided it was time to turn the eggs.

So if you fancy a nice walk in pleasant surroundings then the link below will bring up a map of the area. To complete the experience refreshments are available from the Bluebell Tea Room and a couple of pubs:the Red Lion and the Anglers Retreat.

<http://streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?X=492120&Y=214095&A=Y&Z=120&gt;

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