2012/03/26

Sothöna - Fulica atra - Eurasian Coot

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Sothöna - Fulica atra - Eurasian Coot
NF Photo 120325, Östra Vingåker

Lets Dance!
The new arrivals did not waste any time. I came to the little wetland and saw them chasing and challenging each other. Mating games I guess. Serious business for them, lots of fun for me. :)

Nature Notes   BPW 188
World Bird Wednesday LXXI
Our World Tuesday

This week, on wednesday, NF Waters will open again. A meme for everything wet.



This week, on thursday, NF Winged will open again. A meme for everything winged.
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33 comments:

  1. Helt underbara och härliga action bilder!

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  2. Oi, her var det aktivitet, - må ha vært morsomt å overvære!

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  3. Quite playful aren't they!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  4. They do look like they are dancing!

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  5. I love your playful, dancing fellows there! Such delightful captures for the day and a wonderful look at your world! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  6. Trevligt med vår-dansen!
    Jag träffade på årets första sjöfågel idag, en Knipa så våren är på gång även här uppe i norr.
    Må gott /bea

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  7. Sure they rmust be having fun as well:)

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  8. Great shots of the water dancers.

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  9. My first impression was: Spring and fun! Thanks for capturing these:)

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  10. Lovely photos. Ducks can be fun to watch.

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  11. Great photos of the Coot. Thanks for letting us share in the fun of watching them.

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  12. a playful time, we have australian coot here.

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  13. Wonderful action shots.

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  14. A fantastic series of images..

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  15. Morsomme bilder av sothøner. Flott bidrag til WBW!
    Elsker de "rare" føttene disse har...
    Ha en flott kveld!

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  16. It does look like a fun sight to see, great captures of the Coots.

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  17. Härliga bilder på sothönorna! Det ser ut att gå vilt till :) Jag har aldrig sett någon i verkligheten.

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  18. Fantastic shots of the coots!

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  19. What a cheery picture with all the seals and the birds bouncing about having such a nice time. Not a care in the world other than to mate. That sounds like a pretty nice day for them. Your photos are amazing. The way you were able to capture the movement and the up close interactions is impressive. genie

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  20. Rowdy boys back in town!

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  21. I have never seen a coot in person.. great captures Tina...especially catching all the behaviors.. Lovely birdy post for Nature Notes..thank you.. Michelle

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  22. Tina..wood ducks are small ducks and do sit in trees on limbs and have a claw on their webbed feet. They always use an old woodpecker cavity or nesting box like this. They will fly straight in the hole to get in. Then the ducklings jump when it's time to go to the water. Starlings are very aggressive birds and with their pointy bills would be able to chase the wood duck Mom out of the nest to use it.

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  23. Its wonderful you got to witness this! I have never heard of these birds before...THANKS for sharing!!

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  24. thanks Michelle for the info. :)
    And everyone for nice comments. :)

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