You might be wondering if the Moorhens have survived the flooding rains … yes still raining today and more to come! Good news, here they are. This morning as the rain fell they were out in new territory, exploring the flooded grass where the house dam was forced to flow as the other outlet was chock-a-block. Water was rushing in faster than it could escape. The Dusky Moorhens were grabbing insects from the water and the grass, no doubt insects washed away in the flood and not used to swimming.
In the downpour they were sheltering under the bushy grasses, (juncus) then dashing out to grab passing food!