24 September 2013

Eurasian coot




 


Sothöna (Fulica atra) - coot

Coots at Drottningholm Castle in Stockholm.
This was a new bird for me and it was a
delight to get to see them this close.
I'll show the chicks another time.

I'm sharing with Wild Bird Wednesday.


36 comments:

  1. Viscous birds they kill off their young, I always think morhens a nicer looking bird

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    1. Thank you Bill. I think we have a few hundred moorhens in Finland, but I've never seen one. Coots are more common.

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  2. det ser ut som om den dansar. :) Har ni den inte hos er? Här har vi hur många som helst. Fast i år har det inte varit så många som det brukar.

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    1. Tack Monica! Jo, vi har nog den här också, men jag är inte så aktiv fågelskådare att jag skulle ha sett den tidigare.

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  3. The Coots are neat birds, congrats on your sighting. Great shots!

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  4. They look really happy in that duckweed!

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  5. Great shots, the coot is a handsome bird!

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  6. A wonderful series Gunilla!
    Looking forward to seeing the chicks.

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  7. Flot serie du viser med en smuk blishøne. Ønsker dig en god onsdag:) Knus Hanne Bente

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    1. Tack Hanne! Ha en fin onsdag! Kram, Gunilla

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  8. Interesting bird!
    Have a beautiful day!
    Lea
    Lea's Menagerie

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  9. Hi Gunilla,
    Great photos of Coots.
    Very well photographed.
    Greetings Irma

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  10. Good that you saw this new bird and well photographed

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  11. These are always interesting birds to watch - even if they always seem very cross!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  12. Great photos of the Coots. That's a bird we have out here in Australia too.

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  13. Nice shots of the Coot in and out of the water!

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  14. much under appreciated I think, we take them far too much for granted, nice post

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  15. Your Coots are great and your blog looks wonderful!

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