Home Up Grebes












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.




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






From take-off




crash landing







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