Thursday, May 10, 2007

A Nest in a Lock Gate!

Coming down through Varney's lock towards Cropredy, Dave was surprised to see a note pinned to a lockgate beam: "Take Care, Wagtail's Nest in Gate". Sure enough, there it was, and the adult Grey Wagtail even stayed on the nest all the time that we were emptying the lock and opening the gate to come out. She only flew away when Val passed about 3 feet from her! Look carefully and you will see the young birds in the nest by the nettle plant.

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