Surprisingly hard to get a good shot of this shy bird... been after a foot shot for ages so funky...
Its feet have distinctive lobed flaps of skin on the toes, which act instead of webs when swimming. Eurasian Coot IUCN Red List Conservation status - Least Concern
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