Sunday, November 13, 2016

American Coot

Coots are dark-gray to black birds with a bright-white bill and forehead. The legs are yellow-green.
An awkward and often clumsy flier, the American Coot requires long running takeoffs to get airborne.
"Coots are seen at Falls Mills Lake (Tazewell Co., VA) in the fall and winter seasons. The numbers can be 300+ when migrating southward."