Martin on the TGO Challenge 2017

Martin on the TGO Challenge 2017

Saturday, 27 October 2007

Monday 22 October 2007 - Coots and Trout

Casting back to our recent walk up Lathkill Dale, one of the most common residents is the ubiquitous coot, many of whom were nesting on islands in the middle of the river last time we visited. October must be a relaxing time for these birds and the many mallard also on the river – they have brought up their young and can enjoy a life of leisure in the autumn sun with plentiful food.
The river trout lazing in the shade of the banks and the bridges look similarly replete – many are much larger than the specimens sold in our local shops.

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