Coot

 

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The Coot is an all-black water bird, it has a distinctive white beak and ‘shield’ above the beak and red eyes. Its feet have distinctive lobed flaps of skin on the toes, which act instead of webs when swimming.

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2 thoughts on “Coot

  1. We have Coots at the top of our garden, they live in one of the big drainage ditches. Its one we hit, we just stunned it, but rather than leave it we took it home, left in one of the hen boxes and let it go in the morning. But it didn’t go, it made our pond its new home, got married, had children and never left, just moved away from the dogs, to the top go the garden. The little ones are so cute, the parents are quite tame, they have got use to us now 🙂

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