Nothing obviously moving up above, but some interesting stuff going on the ground. All of these are from one small area of path.
|Mystery small mammal?|
One thing I've gained over the last couple of months of patch watching is a love of Coots. I never really paid attention to them before. They were background noise - easy to identify and move onto the next thing. But it's been interesting to watch them fight and pairs are quite romantic. This sounds a bit anthropomorphic, but that's to deeply misunderstand the situation. Coots are animals. We are animals. Coots have mating behaviour. We have mating behaviour. We each re-inforce pair bonds by means at our disposal. This morning one bird (female?) approached another and seemed clearly to be a pair. The first bird then bowed its head to the second and waited in that position until the second (male?) preened it. It was interesting to watch. I'm not sure I want to take any tips from them in child-rearing, mind you!