American Coot Fight

Post on December 12, 2014 Coot and Moorhen BirdsWading Bird


Lay low for “Jesus coot” action, aka Coot walks on water; it didn’t happen but did catch a series of them fighting in low angle.

I was in a good position to get some great shots but unfortunately this is the best i could get out of single burst. About 40 frames, give it or take – none of them were facing the camera including another coot jumped in to defend his buddy. Nothing but splashes.

  • Canon, EOS 1D Mark IV
  • EF 500mm F4L IS USM
  • ISO 1000, 1/1600, F4.0 ,500mm
  • Carrollton, Texas
  • December 10, 2014
coot fight

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