Home Up Grebes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coots

The coots seen here were all photographed in the San Francisco Bay Area: Lafayette Reservoir, Del Valle Regional Park and Heather Farm. Their plain appearance is nevertheless beautiful at closer look.

Coot

 

 

Bringing home a 2 by 4 to the nest

Coot with young chick

Older cootling

Coot parents feeding their young ones who look very peculiar and yet endearing. The parents dive for plant material and pass it on to their hungry cootlings. They nag their parents if they don't deliver fast enough.

 

 

 

Going after a rival

 

The feet is their weapon

 

Sitting on the rival

The rival fights back 

 

Coots and lesser Scaups

 

Sora

 

Sora

 

From take-off

to

 

 

crash landing

   

Moorhen

 

 

 

 

Copyright 1999 by Fritz Wilhelm, Zero & One,
Last modified: July 22, 2012