A Coot and a Kestrel, Among Others

Recently at Lake Betz (aka, Kit Creek Lake and wetlands), I had the opportunity to photograph an American Coot. The photo is not great (none of mine are; I’m not a photographer), but it shows the coot’s partially webbed feet, an interesting oddity for those unfamiliar with this large-footed, lobe-toed hunter. A Downy Woodpecker and a Rusty Blackbird found my lens, too, each exhibiting typical behavior and habitat for these species. And finally, an American Kestrel (a site bird for me) made an appearance on the same snag where a Northern Flicker perched, offering a rare lesson in size comparison between these two.


About birdingatbond

I love birding! And I live near Fred G. Bond Metro Park in Cary, NC.
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