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(Eurasian) Coot
Fulica atra

A common bird of ponds, marshes and rivers, some Coots can be very tame whilst others are very shy. The first three shots are of adults, the fourth a juvenile and the remainder adults and chicks.
 

(Eurasian) Coot  (Eurasian) Coot

(Eurasian) Coot  (Eurasian) Coot

(Eurasian) Coot

(Eurasian) Coot  (Eurasian) Coot

1 and 3: Radipole Lake RSPB, 26/01/2006.
3: Hogganfield Loch, 22/06/2005.
4: Lodmoor RSPB, 16/06/2006.
5 and 7: Sandhurst Balancing Pond, 25/05/2006.
6: Sandhurst Balancing Pond, 06/06/2006.