Silent, like sorrowing children, the birds have ceased their song, and only the moorhen
's plaintive cry and the harsh croak of the corncrake stirs the awed hush around the couch of waters, where the dying day breathes out her last.
Little by name, little by nature, the little grebe is around half the size of a moorhen
and is a dumpy bird with a pale "powder puff" below its tail.
, a species of water bird, was found dead with a plastic tie around its neck inside an Aldi carrier bag.
They said the search for Yasmin Keal is just one part of the ongoing week-long Operation Moorhen
Edith found a clutch of moorhen
chicks stranded in a weedy shallow area.
There is adjoining grazing land and the small lake, formed by the damming of an eastern tributary of the Honeycrook Burn, offers habitat for moorhen
, coots and swan.
The AWC in Gabuc, which also covered a river, recorded about 14,994 birds classified into 32 species such as little, intermediate, great and Chinese egrets; common and green sandpipers; Philippine and wandering whistling ducks; striated, purple, grey, rufous night and Javan pond herons; common moorhen
; barred rail; whiskered terns; little grebe; wimbrel; redshank; black crowned night; golden plover; Asian glossy starling; pied triller; yellow vented bulbul; java sparrow; and pied fantail.
Some of these may include Coot, Moorhen
, Mallard, Shoveler, Teal, Grey Heron, Little Egret, Spur-winged Lapwing, Black-winged Stilt, Francolin, Kingfisher, Goldfinch, Blackcap and Kestrel.
We believe the birds are coots - all black and larger than it's cousin the moorhen
. But if any bird expert out there knows any better, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Breeding birds at seepage ponds in Pakistan include night-heron, cotton teal, pheasant tailed jacana, purple moorhen
, besides some passerines.
With the whole barrage being removed and a new one being installed, that will take no less than one- and- a- half month, the notified protected area for birds will vanish totally." Resident birds which come to breed here in March include spot- billed duck, Indian moorhen
, black- winged stilt, purple heron, egrets, white- breasted waterhen, Oriental darter and blackcrowned night heron among others.
Due to its rich ecology, it has now become home to birds such as Purple Moorhen
, Grey Heron, Pintail, Indian Stork, Lesser Whistling Teals, Coots, Shovelers, Red-rumpled Swallow, Bronze-winged Jacana and recently even flamingoes have been spotted.