Coots take up new social housing residences on canalside

Coots_nest_1 Coots_nest_2Two local coot families have moved into brand new homes provided by the Islington  Ecology Centre just yesterday. The two familes, the first residents of three neighbouring nesting platforms containing a diverse mix of comfortable and attractive flora, said "we are so happy. We’ve lived in King’s Cross for generations and were fearing that we may have to leave because there wasn’t enough greenery for us. The Ecology Centre have saved us from an uncertain future and we can now look forward to future generations continuing to find safe and secure homes". Local human residents added their support saying, "The coots are an important part of our diverse community, it’s lovely being able to wave at them in their comfy new nests".

About Sophie Talbot

Sophie runs a small business designing websites for small businesses and community groups. She also manages King's Cross Community Projects
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1 Response to Coots take up new social housing residences on canalside

  1. Great news from our water fowl correspondent. Lisa and Philip managed to get on a boat trip to see the new floating islands from close up. They are not only bird and plant islands but extend underwater too and form fish refuges where the small fish can hide from the big fish. Some photos here

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