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Coot Chick

Observed: 19th April 2012 By: Simon WalkerSimon Walker’s reputation in BirdsSimon Walker’s reputation in BirdsSimon Walker’s reputation in BirdsSimon Walker’s reputation in BirdsSimon Walker’s reputation in Birds
Coot, chick, Rye Meads, 2012-04-19 002 reduced
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Coot chicks seem able to swim almost from the egg - I'm sure someone can put me right on this.
Another question in my mind is, why are they so colourful? You'd think it would make them vulnerable.
My word though, aren't they UGLY!

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Duxbury Rambler's picture

I think they are quite cute

I think they are quite cute :)

Simon Walker's picture

You Can't Be Serious!

The look all knobbly, garish colours, bald - they remind me of me, and I'm REALLY ugly! ;-)

Amadan's picture

But could you

Swim straight out of the egg?

Simon Walker's picture

Nope.

At least I don't think so; bbut it was a long time ago... ;-)