Pictures of Birds: The Moorhen
|Adult Moorhen feeding chick|
photography by annmackiemiller
Images: By AnnMackieMiller copyright 2011. Please do not copy them. I use low resolution images to discourage theft but if you would like high resolution copies please contact me.
"The moorhen is a commonly seen bird along British waterways, rivers and lakes and is much the same as the American gallinule. This photo journal contains some of my favourite chick pictures. It started off as a top10 - but who can resist those cute bundles? Included you will also find some information about moorhens that I hope you find interesting. You, the reader, is who make the hard work worthwhile so be sure to stop by to say Hi.
|nesting moorhen - they like to be well hidden in bushes or trees - except for my Micklethwaite Moorhens|
|Micklethwaite Moorhens nesting in the full view|
"No! I am NOT waiting for a bus!"
|I spotted these cuties high on the bank and saw they had climbed the tyre to get there. |
Shows you how handy those big feet are right from the start.
- The juvenile moorhens from an earlier brood will help care for the next brood.
- Moorhen chicks will stay only 1 day in the nest before venturing out with the adults.
- Both parents feed, groom and protect the chicks.
"At home with Mum"
Moorhens are very loving birds taking tender care of their young. This is a delightful picture of a day old chick with an adult at the nest. This particular little fella kept falling into the water as he explored his new world but he had no problem getting back up to the nest with those big feet. His little stub wings are so cute!