American Coot

American Coot3743American Coots are notoriously weak flyers, so when I spotted this old coot enjoying a nice stretch, I immediately assumed he was trying to takeoff! This coot codgery remained surprisingly calm in my presence last weekend and stayed near the shore while I made some photos. Usually they would be a big sloppy mess of flapping, flopping mud hens trying desperately to get away!

 

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