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Photo-a-Day  (Saturday, 6th February, 2010)

Family of Coots


Family of Coots
Swan pond, Haigh park.

Photo: Ron Dawber  (Canon 300d Sigma 400mm Fd lens)
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Comment by: dave johnson on 6th February 2010 at 13:41

Sorry Ron but I think that you will find these are Moorhens.

Comment by: c p a on 6th February 2010 at 14:35

moorhens or coots a wonderful pitcure Ron.

Comment by: Fred Mason on 6th February 2010 at 16:34

Great discussion now. These could be juvenile coots....

Comment by: Dave on 6th February 2010 at 18:02

It's a nice shot!

Definitely Moorhens :-)

Comment by: Ellen on 7th February 2010 at 07:19

Moorhens, coots? Don't know, it's still a cracking picture.--It has made me think of spring in what in Ontario is still the depths of Winter; that's definitlely a plus.

Comment by: Ron D on 7th February 2010 at 09:57

Just checked a bird guide, and they are Moor hen or some times called water hen. I must look closer next time. You can always rely on WW to put you right. Cheers.

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