American Coot [Fulica americana] ~ #32

American Coot
American Coot ~ Stanley Park ~ April 12, 2015
American Coot
American Coot ~ Reifel Bird Sanctuary, Delta, BC ~ January 2013

This is a pretty common bird in the Lower Mainland. I’ll usually see them in most spots I go birding. I was going to call it a duck, but in reading the identification on the Cornell website, I found out “they’re closer relatives of the gangly Sandhill Crane and the nearly invisible rails than of Mallards or teal” What I like about these guys is not just their intense red eyes, but they have the coolest looking feet.

American Coot
American Coot ~ Stanley Park ~ January 2014

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