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Vja34's 5th spot submitted on 8th August 2009

Observed: 16th June 2009 By: Vikki
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - current student
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Not much to say about this - it's a coot. Probably a male as the females have a smaller shield above the bill.

Bob Ford

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Next time you see a coot, look very closely at the feet. They are not webbed but lobed; that is each toe has a row of semi-circular flaps of skin. This is very effective for walking on floating vegetation, more so than fully webbed feet which have evolved to act like paddles when swimming.

Graham Banwell

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