Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Out For A Stroll

Coombe Country Park
Coot


This all-black water bird, with a distinctive white beak
and forehead, was not bothered at all by my
hurried moves to get a shot of it in front of those daffodils.


I must say, it really does have 'intriguing' feet.

Participating in ABC Wednesday - 'I' is for 'Intriguing'
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14 comments:

Melody Steenkamp said...

Birds.... i love them, you always can treat me with photo's of them...

Have a nice ABC-W-day / – Week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

William Kendall said...

I've never seen one like that here! Very distinctive.

Lea said...

When we get to the letter A, use the Coot again - those feet are ASTONDING. I am ASTONISHED, AWED, AFRAID it could use those feet as weapons!

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

we have this Coot here in New Zealand, looks the same as your, They come from Australia.

Jacob said...

We have some funny little birds like this, but they have red on the head! I think they may be ducks, though. I guess I'd better get my ducks in a row!

I do love that park!!!

SRQ said...

Oh my goodness! He's adorable. Wonderful captures of that unique feathered creature.

Linda said...

Neat pattern, but what is up with the feet?

Jens Hamn said...

oh I have already seen this beautiful bird! it seems, very original when we see !! you have two beautiful photos!

Karl Demetz said...

Funny little bird, made me smile.
I love also the background with flowers.

Sharon Anck said...

I agree, these birds do have the strangest feet!

RedPat said...

Very weird feet!

BumbleVee said...

My goodness...what sturdy legs and large feet they have ....

Roger Owen Green said...

the legs look like machinery!
ROG, ABCW

Liz said...

Aren't Eurasian Coots interesting! We have them over here too.