FW: Early morning at the swamp

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Subject: FW: Early morning at the swamp
From: Geoffrey Dabb <>
Date: Sat, 8 Apr 2023 00:20:57 +0000

It was good to come across Shorty this morning in Bittern Hide to discus the finer points of spoonbill counting.  Just before that, the main excitement came when a water rat seized an adult coot by the breast, this being particularly exciting for the other coots and moorhens.  Quite a tussle followed, but whether you would regard the outcome as a happy one would depend on whether you took the side of bird or mammal.


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