During my recent visit to the park with most of the water frozen it was interesting to see how different species cope with these conditions. The first in this series is the Coot who has no difficulty in walking on the ice.
Those large lobed feet are definitely better than snow shoes.
Once out of the water I noticed that it often stood on its own toes!
The second shoreline visitor was a Moorhen.
So easy to tell these species apart just by their feet.
I have some more species who were not quite so comfortable 'walking on ice' to show you soon. FAB