06 November 2013

Eurasian coot

After yesterdays hot-bird snaps inland, a step to the city limits now, with some cool coots.









a contemplative moment maybe


Location: Centennial Park, Sydney

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30 comments:

mick said...

Great photos. The Coot looks good but the water and the leaves are especially beautiful.

eileeninmd said...

I like the Coots, they are neat birds. Great captures, Carole!

TexWisGirl said...

so very cute! they're rather flirty, i think!

Lisa Gordon said...

What beautiful creatures they are, Carole!

Karen said...

Terrific captures, lovely reflections!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I like how the water beads on the feathers. Great pictures.

Jeanne said...

This coot reminds me of a loon. Are they related. Are there loons in Australia?

Carole M. said...

Jeanne you sent me searching my bird book - no Loons listed here and Wiki doesn't include Australia on their list either

Chris Rohrer said...

Lovely images of the Coot and leaves. I love when this bird comes for a close swim. Happy birding!

Our photos said...

He is beautiful and beautiful photos.
Greetings, RW & SK

Brian King said...

Beautiful photos! It looks like our American Coot.

Liz said...

Eurasian Coots are my favourite Coots. I love the black & white contrasts! Lovely shots, Carole!

Carletta said...

Beautiful shots!
I especially like the third one that shows that terrific red eye and the colored leaves in the water - very lovely!

Wally Jones said...

Carole, wonderful shots of your Coots!
Our American Coots are starting to show up in our area for the winter. They are quite similar in appearance to yours.

Dave said...

I do like the last image, contemplation for sure

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Around here they say "If you haven't seen a coot today then you haven't been birding"; they're absolutely everywhere. They have some behaviours that make them far from cute coots, but for today lets just admire their beauty and your excellent pictures.

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Carole Great post with very good photographs.

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Black is beautiful. Love the bright red eyes & white beak.

Rajesh said...

Very nice images.

Bob Bushell said...

Brilliant shots of the Coots. I was unable to take a good photo, because they moved so fast. Thanks for yours.

Montanagirl said...

Love the red eye!!

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Marvelous photos of the coot. So beautiful and gorgeous.
Best regards, Synnöve

Irma said...

Beautiful pictures of coots, Carole.
Pictures are perfectly sharp, compliment.
Greetings Irma

Gert Jan Hermus said...

Very nice series! :-)

Many greetings from the Netherlands,
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grammie g said...

Hi Carole... Gorgeous photo's !!
Love the setting,colors,and reflections, and of course the sort of melancholy Coot!!
Love there eyes!!

Grace

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful photography. Love your header too.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I like the red eyes!

Daniela said...

Very good photos!

Jan Castle said...

Beautiful pics!!!!!
Jan

Gunilla Bäck said...

Lovely shots of the coots.