Saturday, April 02, 2016
Coot at Lapwing Lake
On Wednesday I showed you Lapwing Lake at Moore Nature Reserve. Here is what I found swimming across the lake.
The Coot (Fulica atra) is a common bird in British waters. It is all black with a distinctive white beak which distinguishes it from its smaller cousin, the moorhen, which has a red beak. Coots feed on aquatic plants, like duckweed and grasses, and animals such as snails and larvae brought up from the bottom of the pond or river.
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