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Eurasian Coot

I shot a photo of an Eurasian coot near one of the local ponds. It’s easy to find them here, because there are always some near any pond. 48 more words


A bundle of joy.

While adult coots are not exactly known for their bright colours, their youngsters dress more fashionable. 54 more words



Confined to the canal towpath again. Rain has kept the bike under cover. I have felt closer to wildlife these last two days than a week on the moors. 85 more words


Cootlets, cootlings or cooties?

The coot is a beauty but what of its chicks,
with their red baldy heads and orange hairy necks?

Those gawdy colours soon change as they mature… 27 more words