A Clash about Coot’s Castle

DSC_9105This week I found two Great Crested Grebes (Fuut) that seemed to have found a nesting site. A pair of Coots (Meerkoet) however apparently had their eyes on this place as well, an maybe even built it. After chasing away the Grebes, one of the Coots positioned itself on the nest, while the other started bringing on extra building material. The Grebes tried to impress the Coot with a lot of splashing and diving in front of the nest. Without any result I guess, because a day later I witnessed the Grebes building their own nest, adjacent to that of the Coot’s…. Wonder how this will work out 😉 .

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