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Saturday 29 December 2018

Common Moorhen - Gallinula chloropus

Photographed at the Stone Works, Cannop Ponds, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, GB.

 Moorhen juvenile


  1. Absolute beauties. Common, shmommon.

  2. A Common Moorhen is uncommonly beautiful!

  3. Hola Bob,bellas tomas.Un fuerte abrazo y feliz domingo.

  4. Hi Bob,
    Wonderful set of images of the dear Moorhen, another very underrated bird.
    All the best, John

  5. Hello Bob, wonderful photos of the Moorhen. Great post. Thank you so much for linking up and sharing your post today and the past year. Happy Saturday, enjoy your day and weekend! PS, I also appreciate all the comments you have left me this past year, thanks again! I wish you all the best in 2019 Happy New year to you and your family!

  6. Hi Bob,
    These images are superb! I like that red and yellow on the beak!
    By the way: Did you notice the last image in my last Post about the mushrooms? It is a lovely Long-tailed tit.....
    Best regards,

    1. Yes I did see the Long-tailed Tit, beautiful bird Maria.

  7. Wonderful photographs of the Moorhen Bob, lovely to see.

    Enjoy the weekend, and with 2019 around the corner - Happy New Year Wishes to you and yours.

    All the best Jan

  8. I suspect they're really coots of have had a professional makeover. Happy new year Bob--- I'm hoping for a new vote with a REMAIN result. We need more togetherness and less tribalism.

  9. Hi Bob.

    Beautiful pictures of the Moorhen.

    Groettie from Patricia.

  10. I wish you a Happy 2019 Bob. That we can continue sharing and doing what we like.
    Feliz Año Nuevo 🙋
    Un abrazo 🙅〰〰💕

  11. What a beauties. Happy New Year 2019.

  12. The color of the bow adds a spell to the bird, and the photos are great. Greetings and I wish you a wonderful 2019!

  13. I try to make sure I never forget what a handsome bird a Moorhen is, and your great images serve as a wonderful reminder, Bob. I shall try and take more photos of them myself!

    My very best wishes to you and the family for an excellent 2019 - - - Richard

  14. Preciosa ave, Bob. Te deseo mucha Felicidad para este Nuevo Año que va a comenzar.


  15. Beautiful birds, great shots.
    Bob, to you and your family I wish a Happy New Year !!!
    May it be a year of many victories, fulfilled dreams, happiness, love and health.
    Many greetings and a big hug
    Maria de
    Divagar Sobre Tudo um Pouco

  16. These are very nice pictures of the moorhen.
    I also like to see these little girls :-)
    I also wish you a very nice new year and all good things with many great photo opportunities for 2019.
    Greetings, Helma