American Coot [Fulica americana] ~ 2017 #14

American Coot
American Coot ~ George C Reifel Bird Sanctuary, Delta, BC ~ February 2017

American Coots are quite distinct looking water birds. I usually see them during the winter months sprinkled in with the Mallards, Wigeons, Wood Ducks and Teals.

American Coots
American Coots ~ Burnaby Lake, Burnaby, BC ~ March 2016

Last year was the first time I had seen large flocks of Coots (see picture above). Maybe they were gathering together pre-migration? On the day I got this picture there was an eagle that was looking to pick out some lunch from the flock. The eagle was not successful that time.

American Coot
American Coot ~ George C Reifel Bird Sanctuary, Delta, BC ~ March 2016

If you’d like to see pictures from my prior years’ posts click the year: 2016 / 2015

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