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Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography

Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography
There is a photo of a Little Grebe. And the Wood Sandpiper by John Truman on our Guest Photos.

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Sunday, 22 February 2015

Coot [Fulica atra]

All-black and larger than its cousin, the moorhen, it has a distinctive white beak and 'shield' above the beak which earns it the title 'bald'. Its feet have distinctive lobed flaps of skin on the toes, which act instead of webs when swimming. It patters noisily over the water before taking off and can be very aggressive towards others. [RSPB]








Thursday, 19 February 2015