Bird Advent Calendar – Day 6

For Day 6 of my count down to Christmas is a common waterbird that you can see at nearly all ponds or lakes – the Moorhen.

Moorhens have a blackish plumage with a red and yellow beak and rough skin on their legs. They eat water plants, fruit, insects, snails and small fish.

These photos were taken at Cumnor village pond where there are lots of Moorhens and a Heron which appears from time to time.

I watched one of them for a while as it climbed quite high in a tree

Moorhen 1Moorhen 2Moorhen 3

About Alex White - Appletonwild

This is my diary of the wildlife where I live in Oxfordshire, and sometimes the places I visit. My passion is for British wildlife, especially Badgers and Hares. This year my debut book "Get Your Boots On" was published I am a keen amateur photographer. All the photographs on this blog are taken by myself unless stated otherwise. I am a member of A Focus on Nature, the network for Young Nature Conservationists, BBOWT, The Oxon Mammal group and The Oxfordshire Badger Group. You can also follow me on Twitter @Appletonwild Instagram appletonwild
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