In my haste to take bird photos, I stepped a bit too close to the shore line and was assailed by a very loud clacking sound. Out of the corner of my eye, I spied three tiny orange shapes that were so ugly, they were cute…er….coot. I had seen the adult birds here many times before and did not know the bird name at that time. They are American coots and they do travel to cooler areas during breeding season. Their winter home can be as far South as Panama which is 5,800 km (3,600 miles) away.
If an adult bird is called a Coot, is a baby bird a Cootie? Do you have coots in your part of the world?
No Coot Like an Old Coot
Do not come closer
or I will peck out your eyes.