Moorhen – forty years ago in my nature notebooks

A trip to Bowling Green Marsh is thankfully not wasted, despite the grey and overcast weather, as there’s a Moorhen on the move. If you, at any stage, see animals as being humans with animal characteristics then Moorhens will shock you. Their intense faces are enough, but it’s their feet – their feet! – that really make you think; What must it be like to have such huge lily-pad hoppers on the ends of your legs?

Moorhen - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) 2016 David Bailey (not the)

Moorhen - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) 2016 David Bailey (not the)

Moorhen - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

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