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Coots!

Coots are not afraid of the cold.     They do, however, dislike it when you sneak up on them.     I cannot go to Farmington Bay without finding a coot; they’re everywhere.  10,000 Birds has a great aerial picture of possibly thousands of coots.           The best part of coots is […]

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Baby Coot

Do you remember the pictures I posted back in May of the hideously ugly yet cute coot?  By the time we hit July 4th, they start looking much cuter. He’s so cute that I had to look up different kinds of waterfowl to make sure this wasn’t a duck or a grebe. In May the […]

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American Coots

Coots, coots, everywhere!   This week is the Great Salt Lake Festival.  Friday morning Jon and I got up at 3:45 am to make a 5:30 am birding event at Kaysville Pond.  It was dark when we left the house.  But it was all worth it because I saw my first baby coot! Baby coots […]

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American Coot

Yay!  The internet is back.  I missed you internet.  There is nothing like coming home after working for 12 hours and being able to watch television and surf the internet.  Yet another reason why I have not been blogging consistently.  I suck. . Coots, coots, coots.  If there is any bird that I can consistently […]

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Sora

In Deseret Ranch we drove by several water bodies.

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American Coot

American coots are rather strange looking with their red eyes and bumpy heads. You can find them in lakes and ponds all around San Francisco. Have you ever seen a baby coot? They are hideously cute. Below is a much older juvenile. Coots are pretty small at 13-16 inches. Below is a size comparison of […]

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