WATERBIRD RECREATION: CORMORANTS, HERONS, SEAGULLS & COOTS Published on February 26, 2012February 28, 2012 by Rolling Harbour A WATERBIRD RECREATION AREA… TAKEN FROM A DISTANCE ADULT & JUVENILE CORMORANTS PREENING, GREY HERONS, SEAGULLS, & TWO COOTS PLAYING CHASE Share this:Click to email a link to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related
3 thoughts on “WATERBIRD RECREATION: CORMORANTS, HERONS, SEAGULLS & COOTS”
These coots doesn’t seem to me to be landing. It looks like one is chasing another running
on the surface of the water. I’ve seen coots doing that many times. But – I wasn’t there 🙂
Great pictures, fabulous birds!
Hi, MG. I’m sure you are right! I was trying to keep the camera steady because of the distance. The coots suddenly appeared as I pressed the button… Looking again, your explanation is much more plausible because (1) it looks more like chasing than landing (2) I am a bird amateur and anyone bothering to comment will know better than I do (3) other birds were also chasing / courting – see next post involving Muscovy ducks having… there’s no way to avoid saying it… February s@x. Dzięki rh
I think you know much more about birds than I do. I’m a REAL bird amateur 🙂 Just seen coots behaving that way and it looked similar to the situation shown on your picture.
And while talking about birds having sex, ornithologists use sophisticated word: mating.:-)
All The Best