Common Moorhen at Nic & Nic north pond

Observers: Ted Williams
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Date: 12/28/2005
Time: 06:10 PM -0500


Single Moorhen in the north Nic & Nic pond near the west end of the submerged chain link fence a little after noon on the 28th. An American Coot pestered it for a very short time, chasing it back to a small area where the Moorhen was feeding. Very surprised to see it this time of year. Distinctive white flank-stripe with white sided undertail coverts and dark rusty-brown back (color a guess by a colorblind birder)