Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Wild Bird Wednesday 323 - Eurasian Coot

Just back from a wonderfull disconnected trip to the beach.  With luck I will catch up with comments before this post publishes - if not, my apologies for being off line.  We all need to recharge at times.

I think that Coots are rather assuming birds - filled with huge levels of  passion and anger, that often shows up as they charge about over lakes and ponds at the slightest sign of wrong doing by other birds.

I caught this bird in a more relaxed (or exhausted) moment, and rather liked the reflection.




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20 comments:

Brian King said...

Beautiful photos! Very much like our American Coot.

Margaret Adamson said...

gorfeous images Stewart Thanks for hosting and have a great week ahead

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

I had to look closely for the differences from our American Coot. Yours has a very prominent white forehead shield and a clear light-colored bill. Ours often has a red area at the top of its less extensive shield, and has some dark markings towards the end of its bill. They certainly are feisty birds! Thanks for sharing!

Sharon Wagner said...

Quiet, reflective shot.

Marie Smith said...

Love the reflective shots!

Rhodesia said...

I love the reflections. Have a good day Diane

Beth said...

Coots have such weird feet!

Lady Fi said...

How lovely with the reflections!

italiafinlandia said...

The reflection is just beautiful!

Tanza Erlambang - Every Day Issues said...

great shots.
Have a great October

Unknown said...

Very cool reflection! I hadn't noticed the feet were visible until I read the other comments. Wonderful! Thanks for sharing. :-)

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

These guys aren't much to look at, but I LOVE their goofy vocalizations.

Missy George said...

Wonderful pictures. Love the reflection happy October

Lea said...

Great photos!
They look rounder, fatter than our American Coots

Emma said...

Lovely photos! They are funny little guys. I saw one a while ago come rushing over to investigate some kind of squabble that had broken out between a group of 5 Blue-billed Ducks. The Coot was not happy about the commotion and had to get involved.

photodoug said...

Stewart, the Eurasian Coot's structure appears to be different from the American Coot. Thanks for sharing.

Phil Slade said...

I wonder where you took those pics Stewart? Now I have to Google Coot in Aussie.

BumbleVee said...

he looks rather sweet tempered and totally calm.... must be funny to see them racing about ...

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Yes, coots *are* usually more active....but what a lovely portrait.

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