The American Coots are here in this area in a big way. The numbers of Coots has increased steadily. I took these pictures at two different local lakes on Nov. 23, 2012. At one lake, I saw a small group of maybe fifty Coots. At the other lake which is fairly close to my current home here at the little farm, there are probably five hundred Coots! The flocks that are newer to the area still tend to huddle together in a large raft formation. Coots do this for security against predators. The weather here in Cumberland County, TN, has recently been very cool and getting colder by the day. The Coots are Winter visitors here. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!
November 25, 2012