Saturday, 27 February 2010

Eurasian Coot, Fulica Atra

Common Coot, Fulica atra

The common Eurasian Coot is a plump waterbird similar to a moorhen. I spotted this one foraging by the pond in Saint James's Park, London.

7 comments:

Poetic Shutterbug said...

I have never seen one so this is a treat and a fantastic closeup, very cool

Blog Angel a.k.a. Joella said...

What strange bird. It looks like his cap slipped down his head and in between his eyes.

Ratty said...

Wow, he looks like a big one. Very good closeup shot of this excellent looking bird.

FishHawk said...

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Mother Goose said...

I have been looking at your pictures for a long time but I do believe this is my favorite. What a character! With his little hard hat set at such a jaunty angle he looks ready to take a nap.

Sharkbytes said...

That is funny. It looks like he's wearing a derby.

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

So like a moorhen, I don't think I can tell the difference. :(

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