It's hard to think of a day recently when there aren't up to 40 odd of these around and so unless there's a yellow bill to be seen, they just get ignored!
No end of flight or landing shots to be had. And a crash dive for the Shovelers!
Looks like an underwater mission has been launched for survivors?
After every preen, you can sure of a wing flap?
Or even better a wash and brush up?
Not every shot works!
But sometimes they do?
Now wait a minute.... Surely not..... I'm not about to photograph a COOT!!?
Well, I was photographing this distressed fly on the water when it came along - honest!
Why shouldn't you photograph a Coot doing something interesting??
What's next......Ahhh, my daughter Gemma's favourite bird :-)