Water Week Wild Learning What is a wave? The Water Cycle Coastal Defences Remarkable Rivers! Life Beneath the Keel Wild ID Spending time with species Water Vole From Russia with Love:The Dark-bellied Brent Goose Here you will find the content the Wild at Home team has created for UK Water Week 2020 This tiny goose over-winters on the South and East coasts of England, after an arduous journey from Arctic Russia. Join us as we find out more about this stunning bird. With thanks for video footage: The Brent Goose by Keith Ross www.youtube.com/channel/UCDnsq6Wv3LVD6WYxBEnb7Ew Where to watch: Check out the map of feeding sites at dbbg.wild-ideas.org.uk Wetland Bird Survey – find out more an get involved: www.bto.org/our-science/projects/wetland-bird-survey Species Guide: The Common Frog View this post on Instagram Many recognise this common UK species; the Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra). One question I had growing up was, why are their feet so different to ducks? Coots have adapted their iconic feet in order to better perform in their ecological space. Their long, defined toes allow them to spread their weight and prevent sinking into the muddy ground; the technical term for this adaptation is "lobed toes/feet". The little pieces which look like excess skin actually act like a webbing to assist with their aquatic lifestyle 🏞 Images from @alicelouisenature 📸 #coot #waterfowl #britishwildlife #europeanwildlife #waterbird #reservoir #naturereserve #wildlife #nature #canonphotography #wildlifephotography #birdphotography #birdsofinstagram #wildbirds #WildIdeasUK #educational #wildlifeconservation #evolution #themeweek A post shared by Wild Ideas (@wildideasuk) on Aug 24, 2020 at 12:59am PDT Species Guide: The Common Toad Remarkable Rivers!