This little flock of American Coots decided to move out onto the frozen lake after feeding on shore. There was some slipping and sliding involved and then somebody broke through the ice which set off a panic in the herd. I mean, heaven forbid a water bird break through the ice into WATER. Like gazelles that had just spotted a cheetah, they bolted and semi-ran away from the scary hole. There was a big show of high-steppin' and wing flappin'. After making it to the "safety" of open water (huh, go figure), calm was restored to the herd. Crazy coots.
Linking to World Bird Wednesday