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Moorhens fighting – all is not as it seems.

Moorhen fights These two moorhens Gallinula chloropus are fighting over a mate, but it is more likely to be two females fighting over a male than the other way round. The male is more likely to be seen passively sitting on the nest. This behaviour typically occurs around April at the start of the breeding […]

Moorhens fighting

Water droplets on a snowdrop

Water droplets on a snowdrop

A snowdrop in North Devon, covered in water droplets Location & date North Devon, UK: 9th January 2013 Subject The snowdrop {Galanthus nivalis} is the iconic winter flower in the UK, often pushing its way through the snow (hence its name) as early as January. This one has just emerged and the flower head is […]