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Walking the lily pads
delia todd

Walking the lily pads (Fulica atra)


One of our favourite walks was along the Chichester Canal; this is actually the very end of it, where it emerges into the Chichester Marina.

At that time the canal wasn't navigable all the way, but they were working on it. Because there was no current in this area, water lilies had grown more-or-less right across the water and I found this Coot walking the pads with her brood (I could only get the one in though) and it looks like she's shouting to the others to keep up LOL.
Chichester Marina, Sussex
Date taken
June 2003
Scientific name
Fulica atra
Equipment used
Nikon Coolpix 4500
A lovely scene to capture.Great setting too. I love to watch coot chicks.I personally find their red ruffs are difficult to photograph well.
These young uns really are ugly little buggers...Well captured Delia, hope you're feeling better lass.

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