And so for my nest trick . . .

PUBLISHED: 11:48 28 April 2006 | UPDATED: 21:51 28 May 2010

A moorhen nesting in an unusual place

A moorhen nesting in an unusual place

IT S a convenient spot. It s quite a safe area. There s food close by. There s peace and quiet. And there s a pretty view as well. Even so, this moorhen has chosen an unlikely place to build its nest and bring its young into the world - the stern if a nar

IT'S a convenient spot. It's quite a safe area. There's food close by. There's peace and quiet. And there's a pretty view as well.

Even so, this moorhen has chosen an unlikely place to build its nest and bring its young into the world - the stern if a narrowboat, moored in March.

The east of England is common breeding ground for the bird, which can be identified by its yellow-tipped red bill. They normally breed on freshwater lakes and rivers.

Picture: BRIAN PURDY 6049

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