The Frozen World (7) : Coots
It was a pleasure to see these Eurasian Coots walking and sliding on the ice.
In the present bitter cold weather however, many Coots become winter victim and die of starvation.
Dutch name : Meerkoet
German name : Blässhuhn
Latin name : Fulica atra
Location : Nature reserve ‘Walenhoek’ at Niel (Belgium)