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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

European Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)

I filmed this one yesterday, today is not easy, because, it was raining. Not easy for the camera.