July 22nd – In the middle of the canal at Catshill Junction, in the midst of the algae mat, a mother proudly sits on a nest. A nest built upon driftwood flotsam trapped in the algae.
I’ve been watching her a few days. You can see trails in the surface from her partner coming to feed her, or take his shift sitting.
Safe from foxes and other land predators, this moorhen mum’s got a relatively secure nest.
It’ll be interesting to see how this develops!