and coots will dive for their food, like little grebes, although moorhens
are just as happy dabbling on the surface and in shallow water.
found dead with a plastic tie around its neck, then inside a carrier bag and hanging from a tree in Dyserth.....very strange?"
Steve, from Timperley, Cheshire, saw three moorhens
lose their tails as the squawking birds escaped underwater catfish raids.
The pigeons roosting in the May tree, He could clearly see if he but chose to look, He doesn't, nor the geese assembled in a friendly flock, Too mesmerised he misses moorhens
floating by, Intense, his world is narrowed to this park, this lake, this spot, Intent eyes focused on a single surface point.
We had mallard as well, occasional moorhens
, even grebe.
, ducks and skylarks have been pecking leftover bunches at the RSPB reserve in Saltholme, Teesside.
He added: "We put an old canoe that had been cut in half to make a duck island to provide shelter for the breeding moorhens
Sometimes we also get ducks and moorhens
on the pond."
The survey's most commonly sighted species were mallards, swans, dragonflies and moorhens
Jonathan said: "There are now a lot more lapwings here and we've started seeing ducks, moorhens
and even a few geese."
Other birds hit by the oil included moorhens
, ducks and coots.
The banks we sat on while fishing were colonised with water voles and moorhens
, and in summer enlivened with dancing clouds of green and blue dragonflies.