Moorhen completely submerging for more than a minute On 16 th January 1972 James Parkin and I were walking along the bank of the River Eden near Musgrave, Westmorland, when we saw a Moorhen Gallinula chloropus disappear into a pool about 2 5 metres away. The pool formed a narrow lagoon in a shingle-bed flanked by some old willow trunks. When we reached it we found that the Moorhen was clearly visi...

Stay at the forefront of British birding by taking out a subscription to British Birds.

Subscribe Now