Monday 30 June 2014

Cute coots

coots nesting on Inverleith Pond, Inverleith Park


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Optimistic Existentialist said...

Love these two photos. I especially love the reflection off of the water. Have a great Monday!

TexWisGirl said...

they are neat birds. :)

The Weaver of Grass said...

I love coots, particularly the babies with their punk hairstyles.

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

In the US, Old Coot is a mild derogatory term for, "an eccentric or crotchety person, especially an eccentric old man." Do coots get eccentric as they age?

eileeninmd said...

Looks like a pretty spot to hang out, I see someone playing a guitar.. Cute shots of the Coots! Enjoy your week!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Thanks OPtimistic and Rexwis

Weaver - yes the babies are very cute

Maureen - coots can certainly be crotchety, but aggressive rather than eccentric. I think calling old men coots, is about baldness, because the coot's white beak and face shiled looks as though they're bald

Eileen - yes it was a warm day and lots of people were taking advantage of the sunshine