This record was submitted by RICHARD WHITE on 20 Oct 2022. All user submissions will be reviewed by the Records Committee. Entries listed here may be edited for brevity and clarity while the original record is left unchanged.
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Common Moorhen Gallinula chloropus
|Date range||20 Oct 2022 to 05 Nov 2022|
|Date added||20 Oct 2022|
|Large for a rail/crake, mainly black plumage with white undertail coverts and white streaks on flanks, short red bill with a yellow tip.|
|Marshy ground on reclaimed land with patches of dense scrub and some open water. Favoured the edge of vegetated areas but was relaxed feeding in the open.|
|Good afternoon light, middle distance but 50 x scope available.|
|Many seen - common in the UK where I grew up.|
|Observer's experience w/similar species|
|Most moorhens and similar species worldwide.|