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Coots

Coot - Crime Lake - The Hall of Einar - photograph (c) David Bailey (not the)

Coots’ Nest

I’m up at dawn, which is unheard of for me, unless I’m in Orkney, where getting up is aided by the distinct …

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

Calling Coots

The Coots at Stover Country Park are busy. I can see their nest in the bushes, barely above the water level. They …

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

And then there was one

I make the last minute decision to go to London to meet friends and go to a concert. I pack a bag …

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

Tender moments

We are witnessing a tender moment at the lake: a Coot is feeding its only chick: It is picking morsels of food …

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

Old red eyes is back

Coots have extraordinary eyes. The irises of this one are red: Sometimes, however, their irises are dark red or even brown. I’d …

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

Feathered friends

There’s time to visit Stover Country park and see some wildlife today. I’m taking my dad along so he can experience one …