Monday, 5 March 2012

Big Foot............................................................................ spotted in Cheshire

This Moorhen was posted yesterday... the post was interrupted by another about the street artist Banksy.
I have added it to this weeks World Bird Wednesday.
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Moorhens feet are amazing..... both in colour and size.

25 comments:

Horst in Edmonton said...

Great photo of the Moore Hen.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Excellent photo! They do have such wonderful feet!

Eva Ason said...

Wow - what a great photo. I have never seen these birds before. Funny feet indeed.

Bob Bushell said...

Very funny indeed, brilliant photo.

TexWisGirl said...

awesome!!! :)

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

They must serve a purpose for the bird.

joo said...

More than right, Andrew! Amazing is a good word:)

Carole M. said...

they are amazing aren't they and kind of techni-colour too. They look like lotus-stepping feet.

Marianne, aka Ranger Anna said...

Funny feet, funny shape, funny face.... great pic!

Wanda..plain~N~simple said...

I think he may have put on the wrong feet this morning when he woke up! :)

Gillian Olson said...

Great picture, these feet are so big poor thing probably trips itself all the time.

wildaboutwales said...

much different to the coots big feet.http://wildaboutwales.us/wp/?p=960

Susan said...

What an interesting bird. The feet are enormous! Totally cool!

Chatty Crone said...

I have never seen anything so marvelous! sandie

eileeninmd said...

Great shot, they have weird feet like the Coots. Thanks for sharing, Andrew!

Gary said...

Those feet are incredible!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Pantherka said...

An interesting bird ... beautiful photo.
Greetings.

Stewart M said...

Hi there - nice picture. Back in the dim and distant past used to see these almost every day. They do have a bit of 'character' to them I think!

Cheers - Stewart M

Liz said...

Interesting you should post this one Andrew. I had a Moorhen post all written up as a draft and decided against posting as I seem to see them everywhere... the old "People don't want to see such a common bird!" conversation in my head. Then I saw your photo showing the colours which are quite stunning... and those feet... Ah well, I shall post it next week. And your comment did get me thinking that I need to look a little harder...
All that said, this is a brilliant shot!!

Pat said...

What a great shot of the Moorhen! Others have said enough about its feet, so I won't.

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

They are so clownish looking! Love it.

Springman said...

That is quite a sight...
Cheers to you Sir!

heyBJK said...

Beautiful bird! It reminds me so much of the American Coot, but with more color. The feet are almost identical.

Larry said...

Great shot of your Moorhen Andrew. Ours over here were called Common Moorhen for many years but they have changed the name now to Common Gallinule.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very good photo of the Moore Hen.

Regards and best wishes