Now I like to share my memorable moment,
and my favourite bird,-
the one responsible for making me all feathery-eyed,-
Behold The Coot!
For that we have to go across the pond. Although you do get them some places in Oslo, this is, for me, a true Londoner.
I met and grew to love this angry, feisty breed there. They are funny looking, and quite aggressive, but I love them.
One has to respect the coot, who will manke a nest on an anchor attached to a house boat in the docklands of London year after year. Or the anchor of the floating Chinese restaurant.
I have never seen more fuss over the placement of a single stick in a nest. I watched for 20mins, and still it wasn't done.. ONE stick!