Day 1 – Watching the Moorhens – 30 Days Wild

So June the 1st was pretty wild! Weather-wise I mean… I’m glad I popped out between downpours on my lunch break, otherwise I might not have had anything to show at all!

I took the opportunity to head down to the local canal (Thames & Severn Canal) to check on the four Moorhen chicks I saw a week or so ago. I only saw one:

The Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) is also known as ‘swamp chicken’ apparently and is the most common rail species in the UK (approx 270,000 breeding pairs).

Apologies for the maximum zoomed, shaky mobile footage! I promise I’ll be upping my wild game over the next few days 🙂

UPDATE: I popped down again today and saw TWO chicks. So that’s nice. You can see the other one in the pic above.

UPDATE: On Day 3, I brought my DSLR into work and took a couple of nice pics of the Moorhens on the canal, while I was on my way to the river 🙂