Of all the waterfowl I’ve seen at Coulon Park –
and great blue heron.
The one with the greatest numbers gets the least respect from me – always in the background and never featured.
Apologies to you american coot but even your name does you a disservice.
A nondescript bird in grey and black, they flock together unaware they are mostly ignored.
I stopped last week to enjoy the daisies
and found them doing the same.
They seemed happy
to finally get some attention from me.
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Coots are not having the actual fashioned colors, but they are wonderful too. Thanks for the tribute! xx Michael
Thanks, Michael! I see them at the lake all the time but pay them no respect! It was finally time! 🙂
I love the many groups of Coots on the lakes here, so cute! I love the little popping sound they make too. It’s interesting to watch them take off, they seem to struggle because of the small wings. ❤️
Thanks for your comment. 😊 I must admit I never really appreciated them compared to the more colorful birds and ducks. But when I saw them among the daisies they looked so cute, it’s like I saw them for the first time!
Another terrific day out in nature!
Thanks so much, John!! I love all the wildlife at Coulon Park!
One thing we love is seeing nature being nature regardless of what else is going on in the world..
Yes, refreshing and therapeutic!
Yes indeed! That coot smiled at me!
Nice photos, Susanne, of all the birds. I rather like coots and, coincidentally, have one in my post tomorrow.
Thanks, Graham. I’ll look forward to seeing your’s! I honestly paid little attention to them until recently as there are many other colorful birds on Lake Washington. But now that I’ve taken a second look I think they’re quite cute, and will enjoy seeing them.
I don’t usually see Coot in such numbers here, normally just pairs. Good to see the big group.
Best wishes, Pete.
Thanks, Pete. I always see them in great numbers on Lake Washington, but never paid much attention to them until recently.
I love coots. They were one of the first birds I learned to identify on my first field trip with my Audubon bird class I took years ago. They always made me laugh. I am delighted to get to hang out with them through your close up photos.
And all this time I ignored them! It took them foraging in the daisies to get my attention!!
It looks like the coots posed for you! I liked the way you presented the pictures as well as the pictures themselves. Good composition all the way around!
Thank you so much! They seemed to enjoy their time in the daisies and they were also pleased I finally noticed them!