Saturday, 6 December 2008

Two Moorhens


Another photo from Pitville Park. These two are just a couple of the many moorhens that can be found around the lake. The habitat there is ideal for them - water, long grass and reeds, and plenty of insects, snails and seeds for them to eat. According to the RSPB (The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) website there are an estimated 270,000 breeding pairs in the UK. These breeding pairs are resident birds and they seldom travel far, so once you've got a pair they stick around!
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10 comments:

magiceye said...

nice capture and interesting information

humanobserver said...

It is all about love....

Mo said...

Nice couple to have hanging around

Sarah D said...

aha! so that's what they are... we have loads on the River Ouse here in Buckingham. No that I can put a name to them I won't feel so silly posting their photo on my blog :)

Chuck Pefley said...

Never seen moorhens before ... but if they're all "hens" how ...... ? Oh, never-mind :) I like their looks.

Your skywatch photo yesterday was nice, too, and I like the name of the hill a lot. Chosen Hill. A proper place for a church of some denomination.

Dusty Lens said...

I like these Moorhens, a rather plump little bird. They seem friendly too.

Tanya said...

Aw, I love this cute little couple!

babooshka said...

We have these little fellows up the park. They hard in the millpond. Well done getting an open shot. I haven't.

Ming the Merciless said...

Pretty little birds.

I wonder if they taste like cornish hens. ;-)

Neva said...

An interesting looking bird...can't say I have seen a moorhen before.

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