Mating Time for American Coots

At the end of March American Coots start to mate. They are monogamous and mate for life. Mating I was able to photograph started with a great show. At the beginning the male displayed his power and the female showed her willingness to mate. Then everything changed in seconds.   The female disappeared in the […]

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A Cute American Coot

An American Coot isn’t the most beautiful bird in the world but it certainly cute. The coots are awkward in flight, especially on taking off, they beat their wings for a long distance before getting into air.     Their long toes are good for swimming and also support their weight when a coot is […]

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Mating Dance

A mating dance was not very long but long enough that I could take photos of it. The dance was powerful, fast and beautiful. Later another American Coot joined a mating couple. Perhaps, if things would not go well he could step into the dance. Or something like this…             […]

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