Common Moorhen Breeding For Bird Photography Weekly

by Larry Jordan on April 19, 2009

Common Moorhen Male photos by Larry Jordan

I was fortunate to find this male Common Moorhen moving slowly through a narrow waterway connecting two ponds at Lema Ranch the other day.  As I followed it, the bird didn’t seem too interested in me and I soon found out why.  He had a mate nearby.

I believe he had more important things on his mind.

After all it is Spring

And what better way to celebrate than a bit of afternoon delight?

And what’s better than a nice refreshing bath afterward

And off we go for a walk and a swim with my mate (I just wanted to show off my cool green feet).

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Mick April 19, 2009 at 11:11 pm

Definitely springtime in the northern hemisphere! I really like the way you have caught the drops of water around the bird.

Micks last blog post..Red-backed Wren


Tom April 19, 2009 at 11:14 pm

well caught. You make the common look impressive in these photos.

Toms last blog post..Canada Geese Nesting at our University


Thomas April 20, 2009 at 3:04 am

Larry : This is a beautiful series on the Moorhen. They have a darker blue plumage compared to their Indian cousins.


Amy April 20, 2009 at 5:48 am

Great series! Just don’t let the Stop Bird Porn folks get after you. 😉

Amys last blog post..BPW: American Goldfinch


bob k April 20, 2009 at 9:59 am

Woo Hoo, Larry! You captured the Moorhens at their most intimate moment. Spring is here!

bob ks last blog post..The Long and Short of It


Larry April 20, 2009 at 10:03 pm

@Mick thanks for the thoughtful comment. I love your wrens!

@Tom thank you. I’m looking forward to the gosling photos.

@Thomas thank you very much. If you want to see some super bird photography folks, click on Thomas’ name and go check out his site.

@Amy I will be careful. I enjoyed your goldfinches.

@Bob I was pretty excited about it too!


Neil April 20, 2009 at 11:04 pm

Great Photos

Neils last blog post..Osprey


Bhavesh Chhatbar April 21, 2009 at 12:54 am

Beautiful photography!

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Bhavesh Chhatbar April 21, 2009 at 12:55 am

Beautiful Photography!

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chris April 21, 2009 at 4:57 am

Hi Larry,
What a nice sequence. you must have been very patient for this one. Congrats.

chriss last blog post..And the others too!


Gallicissa April 22, 2009 at 6:21 am

Good paparazzi work, Larry!

Gallicissas last blog post..Leopards galore


Kenneth April 23, 2009 at 10:56 am

These photos tell a great story. Anxious for more wetland photos, (I live in Texas..)

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