Grandma, what big feet you have!

Posted: April 19, 2022 in birds, Nature
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While there was no big bad wolf to be seen, Lisa (Micro of the Macro) and I were surprised by feet of this American Coot. Besides the size and color, they look segmented. I’ve seen lots of coots at the Preserve and probably some old coots but as they’ve always been swimming, I’ve never seen the feet of any of them. This one was standing on a log usually occupied by ducks or turtles enabling us to see its feet.

Comments
  1. bushboy says:

    Fabulous feet 🙂 🙂

  2. Learning opportunity because I’ve never seen that before.

  3. Just another example of the many forms of nature. 🙂

  4. They do have interesting feet don’t they! I’m always surprised by their lobed feet.

  5. Ally Bean says:

    Cool, but I agree with you that those feet are LARGE.

  6. Wow, they look like plant pods. Fascinating.

  7. HA HA Great title and photo …

  8. Resa says:

    Lol! Okay, big feet, but still sweet!

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  9. JT Twissel says:

    Luckily both old and young coots don’t have to go shopping for shoes!

  10. He does have cool feet, Janet!!

  11. solaner says:

    I didn’t know, they were also around in the US

  12. Great job in capturing not only the details in the feathers, but also those great feet! I saw the feet first and knew they were coot feet.
    The American Coot could once be found this far south, but it’s been ‘extirpated’ for ? I have no idea how long. The Andean (Slate-colored) Coot looks very much like the American Coot, so at times the resident species shows up on the coast – perhaps then crave warmer weather?

  13. Wind Kisses says:

    A fist for me too, and we see them in the water all the time at the lake.

  14. marianallen says:

    Those are NOT real feet!!! Seriously? Those are wild!

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