Eurasian Coot

You’ve probably spotted this black bird gliding effortlessly over the surface of a pond or river – but do you know what it is? The white beak and shield on its face give it away, as do its red eyes. It’s a Eurasian Coot. If you go for a walk near some water and hear ‘kow-kow-kow’ or ‘kwok’, you’re close to spotting a Coot. At the beginning of August, Coots are looking for a mate and pairing up. They breed right up until February