I managed to find the time to visit my local lake this Sunday - the rather fetchingly named Surrey Dive. The last time I visited a few weeks ago I sat between two reed beds and and a great hour or so with birds all over the place. This time I discovered that the place has become a worksite! More than half of the lake has been fenced off and much of the vegetation on the far side removed - this is all temporary so I am told - but (as they say in Yorkshire) "I was not best pleased".
I sat with the picnickers and model boat enthusiasts and saw some very nice Dusky Moorhens - well they were as nice as Moorhen can get. This species is Gallinula tenebrosa. Its about 40cm long and looks pretty much like all the other moorhens I have ever seen. There were a few birds with chicks, and these little balls of grey fluff are rather amusing - although I think that the splodge of red on their heads is faintly silly!
For all my sarcasm about them, they are busy little birds that are rather fun to watch. And they were much better to watch than the model boats!
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