CLOSED: What are these birds?

bournemouth, United Kingdom

Seen by a lake in Switzerland.

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Vancleave, MS(Zone 8b)

they look like immature Coots to me but not sure if that's what they are call in Switzerland

bournemouth, United Kingdom

Thanks. I'd seen photos of very young Coot with red and yellow feathers around the head and neck. I've now found a photo of slightly older chicks which have lost that colouring.

Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

Yep, juvenile Common Coots


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