Following my latest trip away I thought I would visit my local patch or Martin Mere WWT to anyone else.
Things where pretty quiet there since all the swans have moved on, so this in mind I thought I would pay a bit of attention to a bird that generally I don't take any notice of.
Moorhens are everywhere and normally when you see one you normally say "just another Moorhen" or "only a Moorhen", but I watched them for a while and it was their chicks that I kind of like, got to be said possibly the ugliest chicks out there. Like balls of black fluff and with a bald head, in the first shot you can see the ear socket.
Mum was ever watchful over them.
It rained a little whilst there, but passed over after 20 mins or so, nice to watch from a warm hide.
Normally when the Lapwing take off like this there is a Peregrine around somewhere, but nothing was to be seen.All photos taken 03/07/2008.