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Sunday, November 4, 2018

Mud Hens

Mud Hens (American Coot) on a log in Lake Terrill.  The lily pads have already lost their leaves and flowers.
The Mud Hen is a distant relative of ducks and they don't have webbed feet.  Their feet are shaped like chicken feet, but they can swim well.
I'd never seen them gathering on a log before - usually they are swimming about.
A few swam - the rest were taking their leisure on the log.


eileeninmd said...


Great shots of the Coots. I have not seen any lately. Last time I saw a lot of them I was in Florida. Enjoy your day, have a great new week!

Lorrie said...

I've never seen so many coots together like that. There is a single pair that sometimes nests in the bog nearby, along with lots of mallards and Canada Geese. Speaking of birds, that's an amazing photo on your banner.

Carla said...

I don't think I've ever seen or heard of these fine feathered friends. It's interesting that they can swim so well.

Angie said...

I know nothing about mud hens, but I love the composition of these photos!