Coot conflict, West Park

Coot conflict, West Park

Pair of coots treatening a third coot which had intruded into what they considered their patch of the West Park lake. First they leaned back in the water, raising their large feet to the surface, and kicking out to deluge the intruder with splashed water. Once it had retreated out of range, they dropped back to a normal swimming stance, and arched their wings to appear larger and more threatening.

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