This blog is a result of the many hours spent on watching
nature. The photos here were taken by my husband, Piotr, and me during our trips.
Hope you'll enjoy!

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Coot



I can watch these funny fellows for hours and always admire their big feet. These photos were taken at the beginning of February in Rugen. For more birds visithttp://pineriverreview.blogspot.com/
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32 comments:

Andrew said...

One of my favourite birds to see.. big feet on land and wonderful divers..
Lovely images..xx

Modesto Viegas said...

Good captures!!

heyBJK said...

Love the coots! I don't see how they don't trip over their own feet.

Reena Walkling said...

I had never noticed their feet before! They are awesome!

Giga said...

Na drugim zdjęcia wygląda tak, jakby łyska chodziła po wodzie :-). Bardzo ładne zdjęcia i bardzo lubię tego ptaka. Pozdrawiam.

TexWisGirl said...

the 2nd shot is great to see the feet in the water!

Bob Bushell said...

Great photos and what do you think about the feet, wow.

eileeninmd said...

Great shots of the coots! I love love their crazy looking feet. Thanks for sharing, have a great week!

Gary said...

Wow!! Those are big feet and you caught them perfectly. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Carletta said...

If we could hear his thoughts I bet they would be 'I wonder if I'll ever grow into these feet.'
Lovely shots Joo!

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

I love them too. Everything about them ... from head to (big) feet makes me smile! Even their name is kind of silly!

Wanda..plain~N~simple said...

Such big feet for such a little guy, and looove those beautiful red eyes! Great photos.

Indrani said...

Looks very busy. Great captures.

Stewart M said...

They do have great feet! And I like when they get cross and go charging after each other.

Stewart M - Australia

Cezar and Léia said...

Cute feet!These pictures are wonderful!
Léia

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Oh these are great

holdingmoments said...

Lovely shots Joo.
They always seem to be fighting here.

Talibra said...

Piękne ujęcia, łyska śliczna :)
Pozdrawiam.

NatureFootstep said...

they sure have big feet. Nice shots. :)

Lowell said...

I'm really glad you posted these photos 'cause people have often called me an "old coot" and I never knew what they meant. Now I see I'm quite a handsome bird if a little heavy around the middle!

Springman said...

I suppose I should be used to it but a coots big feet always shock me. Awesome Joo!

Nancy Claeys said...

Beautiful markings and amazing birds. :)

Nature Rambles said...

Lovely photos! And my, they do have big feet!

Rambling Woods said...

I've never seen one..love his feet too..

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Wow! So cute!
Thnaks for sharing, Joo;o)

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Hugs****

Frank said...

Very common sight over here. Those feet are just the ticket for 'ice walking'.

JM said...

I love these birds and these are some of the best shots of them I've seen.

seema gupta said...

love the birds
REgards

Magia da Inês said...

Passei para uma visitinha.
Amei seu blog... a natureza é tão diversificada... há tanto para ver e conhecer... essa ave eu não conhecia.
Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos.
Brasil.
♥ •˚。
°° 。♥。
●/ ♥•˚。˚
/❤
/ \ 。˚。♥

Shaun_ShutterBug said...

some lovely shots you have there, i hope you can take the time to follow along with my photoblog @
www.valleysshutterbug.blogspot.com
Shaun

Kathie Brown said...

Coots are so comical to me. Love these shots!

magiceye said...

brilliant captures!!

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