Tweet of the Day: a Coot: Quite common in our local pond....great fun to see the chicks in the Springtime All-black and larger than its cousin, the moorhen, it has a distinctive white beak and 'shield' above the beak which earns it the title 'bald'. Its feet have distinctive lobed flaps of skin on the toes, which act instead of webs when swimming. It patters noisily over the water before taking off and can be very aggressive towards others.
We open again for our second weekend today, this painting and many more are on show at my
studio during The Hampshire Open Studios event continuing over the weekend and every day through Monday Bank Holiday. Hope to see you.