From the sedges came the curious cry of the moorhen; a bright kingfisher went by.
The nest and eggs of the Coot are very like those of the common moorhen.
The moorhen and coot are too inconspicuous as they lurk under the reeds, or swim hurriedly across the open water.
There, too, a moorhen goes, sometimes diving under the bough.
Trewhella laughed loudly, and a moorhen waking in sudden panic rose with a shrill cry from a belt of rushes.
The nightingales sang, the thrushes flew out before them, the wild duck and moorhen glanced on the pools.
While we were going by the pond, in the lower meadow, a moorhen scuttled to her nest in the tangle on the bank.
She decided to go halves, to take two and leave two in the nest to console the moorhen when she came back.
At the same moment that I startled this brood out of the rushes a moorhen swam slowly out, accompanied by her mate.
Occasionally he indulges in wild duck or moorhen; and when he hunts on shore may catch a rabbit unawares, a rat or a vole.