Saturday, 8 July 2017

Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)

Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus)

Giving the feathers a service.




A bit of yoga thrown in.

What big feet you have.

28 comments:

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    1. tha's right Tom a red beak, thank you for looking in, and have a good week , Gordon.

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  2. Awesome series on the Moorhen! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Thank you Eileenm and same to you, Gordon.

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  3. Great photos!
    Moorhens look a lot like the American Coots that I see here (including the huge feet!)
    Have a wonderful week-end!

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    1. Thanks Lea, our coot here have a type of web foot, quite different to the Moorhen.
      Thank you for your comment, and dropping by, Gordon.

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  4. The Moorhen is always fun to see.
    Where I live there are a lot of these beautiful water boots.
    I also like the red beak ;-)

    Best regards, Helma

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    1. Hi Helma , yes we are not too far away, so to speak, so we will get a lot of crossover.
      All the best, Gordon.

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    1. Hello Anni, always good to hear from you.
      Thanks for looking in, take care, Gordon.

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    2. Ps...Thanks, Gordon, for dropping by I'd rather b birdin' this week & adding your link. Your participation is ALWAYS appreciated.

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    1. Hi good of you to look in and comment.
      All the best, Gordon.

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  7. Great photos Gordon. In the last one it seems to be taking a bow for its performance exclusively for you :D)

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    1. Hi sue , Thanks for droppong by, and your comments.
      All the best, Gordon.

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  8. We have those Moorhens in Florida too! Their feet are outrageously huge! Especially on the baby ones, which I've spotted once only. You got some great action pictures!

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    1. Thanks Sallie, and thats where I'd like to be right now.
      Take care, and have a good week, Gordon.

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  9. Hi Margaret, nice of you to say so, thank you for looking in.
    All the best, Gordon.

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  10. Saw some of those today!

    Cheers - Stewart M, Mells, Somerset, UK

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    1. You did, did you, Welcome Home, and all the best, Gordon.

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  11. Do you know Gordon that I haven't a single picture of an adult Moorhen. Don't know about you but I find them very shy. And of course they can run like the clappers. Good to see yourswas different.

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    1. Hi Phil, Yes they make it slightly easier at Leighton Moss

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  12. Hi Phil, Yes they make it slightly easier at Leighton Moss.
    Mind how you go, Gordon.

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  13. Hello Gordon!:) What huge feet indeed! Ha ha, but they stop the Moorhen from sinking in the mud, and the little ones feet are as big as it's body, for the same reason. Like Phil, I have only seen them once before with two chicks in tow. Thanks for sharing your Moorhen sighting, and images.:)

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    1. You are so right, there are very many waders with such feet, and on some birds they look so out of place.
      Thank you for looking in, Gordon.

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  14. I really like these birds. Nice shots!

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    1. Thank you so much , very kind of you to say so.
      Take care, have a good week, Gordon.

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A big thank you to everyone for looking in and leaving their comments, much appreciated, Gordon.