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Moorhen - chick
Photo by Psilo,Bolton,UK

Moorhen - chick

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Moorhen chicks look terribly out of all proportion with their long bodies and huge feet. moorhens have up to 5 young which seem to wander much further from their parents quicker than ducklings.
They stay very close for the first week being fed largely by the parents but afterwards forage for themselves much further away. The chick in this photo is about 2 weeks old and wasnt at all concerned that his parents werent close by.

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