SD7707 : Coot on Redbank Lodge

taken 11 months ago, near to Radcliffe, Bury, Great Britain

Coot on Redbank Lodge
Coot on Redbank Lodge
Coots are medium-sized water birds that are members of the Rallidae (rail) family. They are close relatives of SD7807 : Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus). Coots, are often seen swimming in open water.

Adults have predominantly black plumage and, in contrast to the moorhen, have a white bill and frontal face shield. The legs are greenish the eyes a beautiful red colour but only seen at close quarters. The young chicks have orange-tipped plumes which make them very distinctive (and conspicuous to would-be predators such as foxes). The orange plumage usually fades after about a week.

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Redbank Lodges

By 2009, The Redbank Lodges in Radcliffe had become an eyesore, attracting fly-tippers and vandals. Since then, the Abbey Close Tenants and Residents Association, with support from Bury MBC, have worked to improve the open space for local residents and to improve the habitat for wildlife.

Information panels on the surrounding wildlife and picnic benches have been set up to encourage people to make the most of the area off Coronation Gardens.

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Date Taken
Tuesday, 15 June, 2021   (more nearby)
Thursday, 17 June, 2021
Geographical Context
Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic DC-G9 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 773 078 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:34.0007N 2:20.5895W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 773 078
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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Coot  Rail  Fulica Atra  Water Bird  Aquatic Bird  Lodge  Lake 

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