Welsh swan eating eel

This blog has mentioned (normally vegetarian) mallards, trying, in vain, to eat a small dead fish.

Now it seems that in Wales, a bigger relative of mallards, a mute swan, has tried with some more success to eat a big eel.

Swan eating eel

See the BBC Wales Nature site for more information and photos.

Talking about water birds: at the coot nest near “my” bridge this morning, young coots.

From England: A tawny owl is acting as surrogate mother to two ducklings born 30ft (9.1m) up in a tree in Marple Bridge, Stockport, after their natural mother laid her eggs in the wrong nest; see video here.

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