Monday Musings – American Coot

I love Florida. My wife has a hard time understanding my love affair with the Sunshine State but I just can’t stop enjoying the wildlife and nature opportunities Florida offers.

American Coot Reflection

Thanks to many of you who answered my request for your favorite birding locations on the east coast of Florida, I had a wonderful 2 days of birding. One of my favorite locations was Wakodahatchee Wetlands. I will post a site report on this location shortly.

American Coot

Wakodahatchee Wetlands certainly has made it to one of my favorite Florida birding locations. One of the species that was abundant at the wetlands was the American Coot.

American Coot Calling

This member of the rail family is often confused with a duck. Like many of the species at the wetlands, the Coots that I observed, were habituated to the goings on of the vast boardwalk which made them fairly easy to photograph and observe.

American Coot with Grass

Images Captured with Nikon D3X, 600mm f/4 on Lexar Digital Film

5 thoughts on “Monday Musings – American Coot

  1. denise ippolito

    Vinnie, Glad you are enjoying Florida, great images of the coot. Wakodahatchee is always on my list of faves!

  2. Vincent Mistretta Post author

    Unfortunately I was not there long enough to visit Green Cay. I had one morning and one afternoon at Wako. I will go back sometime and visit Wako and Green Cay. The great thing about Wako is you can have a small lens and still have great photo opportunities. Thanks for the suggestion.

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