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Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography

Bob Bushell's Wildlife Photography
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Sunday, 22 February 2015

Coot [Fulica atra]

All-black and larger than its cousin, the moorhen, it has a distinctive white beak and 'shield' above the beak which earns it the title 'bald'. Its feet have distinctive lobed flaps of skin on the toes, which act instead of webs when swimming. It patters noisily over the water before taking off and can be very aggressive towards others. [RSPB]








52 comments:

  1. wow, you got such great detail in that black plumage! wonderful!

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  2. Hello Bob,
    Beautiful series of images of the Coot.
    Perfect photographed, exposure and sharpness are superb.
    Best regards, Irma

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  3. Beautiful photos of the coot Bob, nice close and sharp.
    Greetings Tinie

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  4. BOB bonsoir j'adore ces poules que j'ai vu en Camargue la semaine prochaine
    mais toi elle devait être à tes pieds magnifiques photos bisous

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  5. Bob, awesome closeups of the Coots..It has pretty eyes! Happy Sunday!

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  6. Prachtig Bob wat staat hij er mooi op.

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  7. C'est une poule d'eau je pense j'adore tes photos

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  8. Lovely close ups Bob capturing all the detail very nicely.

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  9. Good white cap on his head;)
    a hug.

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  10. Super close up shots of the coot Bob!:)

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  11. I love visiting you and your friends, Bob


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    <3

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  12. Hola Bob,estupendas y magnificas tomas de esta Focha.Un abrazo

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  13. Oh, that's a real interesting bird, Bob--you caught him to perfection!

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  14. Beautiful creature !
    fantastic shots !

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  15. I love them as white beak and white stain on it. Regards.

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    1. Yes, it has a white beak and the top of its head Giga.

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  16. Incredible detail... thank you, Bob!

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  17. Beautiful images of this bird! Well done!

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  18. Great shots. Coots are appealing birds.

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  19. Great photos of the Coot, i hope the weather gets warmer soon.

    peter

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  20. Estupendas fotografías, especialmente las dos primeras.
    Un abrazo,

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  21. Beautiful photos! Wonderful bird with beautiful details! Excellent catches!!

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  22. Even thought your Coots are slightly different than the ones here, they are delightful. The place that I saw them the most, is all dried up now, thanks to a handful of humankind~

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  23. Awww, lovely photos! I love seeing Coot's out and about, they always make me smile, they're very sweet little birds. - Tasha

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  24. Well done with the black and white combination, Bob. We have coots here too, and they DO have such interesting feet!

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    Visite-me:http://algodaotaodoce.blogspot.com.br/
    Siga-me e pegue o meu selinho!!!

    Obrigada.

    Beijos Marie.

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  26. Bob, wonderful portraits of this Coot. We have them over here too!

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  27. What an interesting bird and what really caught my eye is how different this Coot is from the American Coot at the reserve I visit. They don't have the shield that this one has. Both are quite pretty birds though. Have a great day.

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  28. Beautiful bird Bob!
    Great closeups!
    Wonderful pictures!
    I hope to see them in my next visit in the Netherlands!
    Dimi...

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    1. Off to the Netherlands again, to see your daughter, great.

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  29. Love the sun shining on its feathers.

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  30. Hi Bob,
    looks really nice ! have a great week !

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  31. Come sempre bellissime immagini!!!! Nel mio ultimo post ho fotografato le folaghe del Lago Trasimeno, molto simili a questa gallinella. Ti auguro una bella settimana
    Emi

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  32. Thank you for the lovely comments on my latest post! - Tasha

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  33. We had a lot of noisy coots in Arizona and I had fun looking at them when they were interacting with each other.

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  34. This one actually is beautiful! :-)

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    1. As beautiful as your painting, thank you Yael.

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  35. Hahaha!
    That one lasy coot!!
    I love this post!!

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  36. Bonitos post nos has dejado este fin de semana, Bob.

    Saludos.

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  37. see a passel of these guys around these parts. I love to listen to them bickering. They're a riot.

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  38. Hello Bob .. Very good pictures .. Full of quality and excellent colors .. Regards

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  39. Oh magnificent photography of this bird so close up and the clarity perfect..

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