Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Cute Coots



Just look at those feet!



Lovely to see this family of coots at Inverleith Park at the weekend!



For World Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes


Those of you interested in nature photography, may be interested in the Nature Conservancy photography competition. You can find out more here. The competition is open to original digital photos that feature the natural wonders of the world. It is also open to photographers from any country so send them your best shots by the closing date of 12 September!


Thirty five photos will be selected as honorable mentions and finalists, and the Nature Conservancy online community will vote for their favorite images. The grand prize winner will be featured on the cover of the 2013 Nature Conservancy calendar.

30 comments:

Gary said...

They're huge!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Arija said...

Great to see them in a row like that!

joo said...

They are gorgeous!!!!

Kat Mortensen said...

He must be the clown of the group!

Kat

Crafty Green Poet said...

Gary and Arija - thanks for commenting, I visited your blogs too and enjoyed your posts but Blogger wouldn't let me comment there....

Kat - the one with the funniest feet is really the Mum!

Lisa said...

I love those little guys! Look at those feet on the right! Holy cow!

Titus said...

Brilliant shot! They run in the family...

JM said...

I love these birds! Cool capture.

bunnits said...

Coots! I love them. I rarely see them out of the water. Delightful.

dkm3day said...

Love!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I would not have noticed had you not mentioned it. Odd looking but must serve some specific purpose.

mick said...

I would never have thought of coots as cute but you photo certainly shows that they really are!

sandy said...

They look like clown feet! I didn't know coots looked like that.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful capture of the coots all in a line. I have always loved their goofy looking feet. Great shot.

Springman said...

And I thought I had bad toes!
Great shot and thanks for the tip on the competition. I'll bet they'll attract some beautiful submissions.

gabriellebryden said...

Can you imagine the competition for that competition ;) That is a lovely, funny photo - they are too cute.

Adam Tilt said...

I think Coots probably have the most impressive feet in the bird world. Great photo.

Michelle May (Shell) said...

Oh my gosh they are so cute! I've never seen birds like this before. Adorable!
xx, shell

Christina said...

Those are some BIG footers.

Megan Coyle said...

Those birds are ADORABLE! Love those feet!

Rabbits' Guy said...

Coot Foot - what a Hoot!

That photog contest - whoo - tough competition ... got to think about that ....what an opportunity

Pat said...

I love this shot of them all lined up! They do have huge feet!

Rambling Woods said...

They are so cute..My husband keeps telling me I should enter those contests.....

Leora said...

I don't give a coot.
Or
Give a coot, don't pollute.
or
Those coots are cute (oh, you already have that one in your title).
How about: can they give me the cooties?

Sondra said...

Sweet coots all lined up on that log...Super photo!!

Greenearth said...

Great photo, beautiful birds.

Captain Shagrat said...

Never seen coots feet before great fun shot

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

Wonderful photo and post!

Annette F Tait said...

goodness me! how cute x 4 !! and their feet are adorable ;)

Regina said...

Nothing like having all your Coots lined up! Which reminds me, I'd always heard of the expression O'l Coot but don't recall seeing any (lol)- these are charming!