Had to smile when I saw this on the big screen - a trick of the light makes gives this juvenile coot's neck look much longer when reflected in the water.
I didn't see any sand nearby where he could bury his head though... :-)
LOL Nice one Roy.
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Nice photo Roy - lovely clear reflection!
Great shot Roy and just how big does that neck look in the reflection. Looks like the coot is actually smiling at his reflection.
Nice one Roy. I've taken lots of photos of Coots and noticed that their beak has a slight curve that gives an impression of a smile.
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That's brilliant! Love it!
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Fab shot Roy. Had hoped to see some today but we have torrential rain so they will have to wait until the weather dries out again!
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This is excellent...I once took a call from Surrey police who said a lady had been in contact...she had an ostrich in her garden...she thought it could have flown there!?!......I think it was a peacock.
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Oooh. I see what you mean. Great photo. Hope you don't mind me messing about.
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Nice one !! Must admit when I first read the title I thought, well even I know the difference between the two LOL
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Tom, your post about a peacock being mistaken for an ostritch made me lol, but there is also a serious reason behind it which is that many people have become so out of touch with nature that they really don't have a clue about it any more. This is almost certainly one of most serious issues facing conservation these days: how to get people back in touch with nature and make them care enough to help protect it. Sorry to dampen the mood of this post somewhat but that was all I could really think about when I read that post.