Friday, 17 April 2015
Common in village ponds, parkland waters and even inner city lakes and ponds.
It is capable of diving deep, with the aid of it's partially webbed feet, in order to get food.
From a distance it appears the coot is all black but in fact if you get close enough you can see that it also has flecks of grey in it's feathers.
Thursday, 16 April 2015
Monday, 16 March 2015
Sunday, 1 March 2015
I happened to be just about to take a picture of it when this happened and managed to capture the right moment.
Friday, 27 February 2015
In this park there is a pond and there are loads of opportunities to capture images of the various types of birds that frequent this waterway.
Here is a mallard captured on a cold but sunny day in february.
Saturday, 7 February 2015
In local parkland close to where I live there are a lot of seagulls sharing the the same pond that many other waterbirds use.
Often there are parents with their children and they bring a big bag of bread with them for their children to throw to the ducks. The seagulls have soon realised that this is a popular occurance and have seized the opportunity to get an easy meal.
When I was a kid we hardly ever seen these gulls so far inland.
When people start to throw food into the pond the gulls will swarm from all around and create a feeding frenzy.