American Coot Take Off Run

I spooked this American Coot when I was approaching the dock at Harrison Bay Marina on March 15th 2012. It takes an American Coot some serious effort to take off from the water. Their huge feet run along the water until they are air born. This bird never made it to the sky on this attempt and instead decided that I wasn’t a threat and went back to swimming.

American Coot Take Off Run

American Coot Take Off Run

-Phil

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