Wednesday, 19 May 2010

It's an Ill Wind...


Amsterdam's dustbin men have been on strike these last few weeks, leaving mountains of rotting rubbish on every street corner. But what's an stinking eyesore for humans, is the source of first-rate building materials for this little mother coot. Please note the impressive height of her nest: all the better to protect her chicks against the hungry rats that swim around in the canals...

Photo: Profoundly Superficial

4 comments:

Jill said...

Lemons into lemonade!

Susan said...

What's the saying 'as mad as a coot'..

TammiMagee said...

haha great stuff-one man's rubbish is another man's (or coots') treasure!

Shirbi said...

Yes, they deserve to be protected by the Cleaning Department of the City Council of Amsterdam! Although they are very well capable of protecting themselves as this piled up mount proves!