American Coot (Fulica americana)
An American Coot looks a lot like a duck but it's not. For one thing, it doesn't have webbed feet. On land it looks more like a chicken. But it does swim very well and even dives, propelling itself with lobes on its toes.
Note the red spot on its forehead
This coot is most likely on its way to a warmer clime. This bay is merely a stopover.
Note its red eye and pointy white beak
Oh goody! Something yummy!
I'm not sure what this coot is eating, some kind of algae maybe.
I am connecting to Stewart M's Wild Bird Wednesday HERE