Tuesday, 3 May 2011

An Ill Wind

A nocturnal bout of indigestion had me standing by the bedroom window for some air whilst a ‘Rennie’ kicked in. It was a fortuitous bit of timing as I was able to hear the strange and confusing call of a wandering Coot. It is by no means the first time I have heard it from the house, but the first time it took some research to figure out what was making the noise.

The nearest Coots to me are a good 800m away and can’t be seen from the house. Just as well I count ‘heards only’ for the house list. The calls can be checked out here:

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