This pair of Coots have decided to make their nest on a float thingy on our local lake. In version 2 the male Coot can be seen in the water, and keeps very busy all day retrieving bits of the nest, if any fall into the water. He also keeps her supplied with food.
The floats are part of the system that assists in the maintenance of the water cleanliness, and now that this pair has nested on this one it brings to mind the Rescue Buoys that, during World War 2, were moored at points in the English Channel as safety havens for aircraft crews that had to 'ditch' in the Channel, and where they could wait for an Air Sea Rescue Launch to pick them up.
Hope that you find this interesting, and thank you for looking.
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