Coot (Fulica atra) stamping water in warning to opponents. They are aggressively territorial during the breeding season. A tactic to warn opponents especially when multiple chases or a fight has occurred is to stamp on the water surface aggressively. Occasionaly only tactic against bigger oppoents like Geese, and even swans. Agression increases when young hatch. Lancashire, UK
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Coot (Fulica atra) stamping water in warning to opponents. Lancashire, UK
Coot (Fulica atra) stamping water in warning to opponents. They are aggressively territorial during the breeding season. A tactic to warn opponents especially when multiple chases or a fight has occurred is to stamp on the water surface aggressively. Occasionaly only tactic against bigger oppoents like Geese, and even swans. Agression increases when young hatch. Lancashire, UK

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Date: 5 Jun 2010
Location: Blackpool Lancashire, North West UK
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