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!
Posts tagged ‘Flocks’
I was looking out over the lake yesterday late in the afternoon when I spotted a flock of Vultures soaring over the opposite shoreline of the lake. At times, weather conditions are good for the larger birds to just fly and soar around on updrafts. Of course, the other possibility is that the flock was around to do what nature intended for buzzards to do – cleanup work. It was interesting to see eight or so big-winged birds together in the sky over the lake. This is the first time I have seen Turkey vultures in this neighborhood. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!