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.

A contribution to
Weekend Reflections;
Saturday Critters;
Camera Critters.

8 comments:

  1. Hello, great reflection shot of the Coot! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

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  2. Nice composition. The diamond patterns and brighter water. The bird setting it off.

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  3. very cool reflection..I like how different the head looks in the reflection!

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  4. Coots are such interesting birds. Long distance migrants but how often do we see them fly?

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  5. Coots are such interesting birds. Long distance migrants but how often do we see them fly?

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