Monday, 20 May 2013


IMG_3180 Clifton  IMG_3183

Moorhens are quite territorial and are very aggressive towards other critters who invade their space. They spend most of their time hidden in the canal-side vegetation, but come out to feed their chicks once they are afloat. Swimming jerkily along, making a click-click sound, they seem almost like mechanical wind up creatures. Are Moorhen chicks the ugliest looking baby birds with their sore looking heads and black bulging eyes?

IMG_3179 Hilmorton B  IMG_3186 B

These young lambs and calves were sunning themselves alongside their mothers.

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