Monday, March 23, 2015

Coot feet

 Coot standing on ice looking for seeds

One week after saying HERE I was hoping I'd see a coot  walk onto some ice, guess what! I photographed a coot on ice!

Looking for seeds or admiring its feet?

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59 comments:

Knipsa Passtscho said...

Looks a bit funny the way it stands on the ice. :) And I love the second one, I think it's admiring it's feet :D
Have a beautiful day
【ツ】Knipsa

Margaret Adamson said...

Their feet are hilarious and that last shot of great.

Andy said...

I saw on the news that ice still on the bodies of water in Ontario is a problem for migrating birds. They land exhausted and there is no water to drink or food to be found.

llandudnopictures said...

Great shots, he looks to be treading very carefully!

Stefan Jansson said...

They are cool birds.

Leora said...

Cool coot! What feet you (the coot, I mean) have.

Kate said...

That one needs a pedicure!

Linda aka Crafty Gardener said...

What fascinating feet.

Sandra said...

those are incredible FEET, never seen any like these..

Birdman said...

The FEET have it. And probably not clumsy ether.

eileeninmd said...

Cute, they do have weird looking feet! Great shots! Happy Monday!

eileeninmd said...

Cute, they do have weird looking feet! Great shots! Happy Monday!

John's Island said...

Wow, what an interesting bird. It must have been at the front of the line when the feet were being passed out! :-) Neat post!

Sharon Wagner said...

I think this is the first time I've seen one close up. Sometimes we take certain birds for granted.

TexWisGirl said...

love their snaky, angleworm type toes. :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Those feet almost look prehistoric EG.

Jacquelineand.... said...

Looking for seeds stuck to those scaly feet? Brilliant capture!

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Nice close up. You can really see their feet are not like you'd imagine.

William Kendall said...

The feet have a very reptilian look to them.

Jo said...

What amazing pictures. I've seen a coot but always in the water, so have never thought about its feet. Have a great day. Jo

Ginny said...

I have never seen feet with puffy toes like this! (well, on birds, that is) They are really a sight to behold, and they look almost blue.

Linda W. said...

Those are quite the unusual feet!

Judy said...

Awesome close up shots!

Bob Bushell said...

Those feet, wow, they are BIG.

Sylvia K said...

Now those are some DIFFERENT looking feet and they are big indeed!! You do find the best critters to photograph and they do start my day with a giggle and a grin! Thank you for the beauty and the fun -- as always! Have a great new week!!

Debbie said...

my, what big ugly feet he has!! nice close-ups!!!

LV said...

A new bird to me. Trying to decided what color polish I might use today.

ladyfi said...

Those feet are big! Nice shots.

Revrunner said...

Awesome set of peds. :-)

Stephanie said...

Wonderful feet shots!

RedPat said...

Great feet, EG!

cieldequimper said...

Wohooo, those feet are made for ice! No falling flat on their beak! :-)))

VP said...

You are much better than a birds encyclopedia!

maryaustria said...

Gorgeous shots of this bird! These feet are impressive!

Adam Jones said...

They do have really unusual feet. Fascinating.

CatTales said...

You captured some great pics.

Powell River Books said...

I agree, weird looking feet. - Margy

Karen S. said...

Oh my goodness, what great shots of the coot! They have the cutest little claws, feet, whatever the term, they have the most unique design.

Fun60 said...

Those feet are something special.

Geoff Wilkinson said...

As I said before you do have a way with birds, great shots. I do feel sorry for it though on that ice...

Jeanne said...

Really great captures! Especially so up close in that second shot

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

They look like segmented worms.

Janis
GDP

Photo Cache said...

Thanks for sharing a close up of the coot. A few weeks back I had a post about them, I didn't know what they were until one commenter said they were coots, but I shot them from afar.

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Jen Masssey napierdailyphoto.blogspot.co.nz said...

neat photos

mick said...

Great photos of the Coot on the ice. We have Coots here in Australia but I can imagine how surprised they would be if they had to walk on ice!!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Nice shot!!

Thank you for correcting me on my goose identification. I got my post corrected.

I guess I'll never be a birder if I can't tell a goose from a swan.

Randy said...

So unusual.

Amy Franks said...

wow what an unusual looking bird! love it

Kay said...

Hah! I love the caption for the second shot! If it's not admiring its feet your commenters are making up for it. And I still love those red eyes!

Halcyon said...

It has big feet for a bird!

Barbara Wójcik said...

They are cool birds!!!!

Deborah Kay at The Paint Splash said...

What a great shot of the coots foot! I always looked forward to when they stopped by our lake when migrating Have a blessed day!

Karen said...

Wow, look at those feet, cool!

Felicia said...

they sure do have amazing feet.

Susan Anderson said...

Haha

Now all you have to do is wish for a shot and it comes your way. You are a photographer through and through.

=)

Bethany Carson said...

So neat to see! He's definitely an interesting-looking bird.

Mike said...

Coots are great! I love the way the mother Eurasian Coots take food back and forth to their babies. Great shots of the feet!

Marie said...

Sometimes you get what you wish for! :-) Very cool.

Interestingly, the (American) coot and the (European) moorhen are SOOO similar! I think the only difference that is really obvious is the color of the beaks. I just noticed that.

Rose said...

Wow! Those are cute coot feet! Actually, they are amazing feet...so glad you got a photograph of them. I have only ever seen them in water.

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