Moorhen and common goldeneye on observation pond
May have seen a common (young) moorhen on the 2nd island out, observation pond -- skulking!
The Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) is a bird in the Rail family with an almost worldwide distribution. It is often called the "Common Waterhen", especially in the British Isles, and this is a more descriptive name because the bird lives around well-vegetated marshes, ponds, canals, etc., and is usually not found in moorland. Another name, popular in the USA, is Common Gallinule. The bird is not found in Australasia, the polar regions, or many tropical rainforests....