Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Coot Fishing


In the past month, I've posted photos of both a Pied-billed Grebe and a Hooded Merganser as they were fishing. And it was the first time I had photographed either one actually catching fish. Good fortune must come in three's because today I have photos of an American Coot fishing. Coots must be the more intelligent of the group as they've apparently learned to fish smarter, not harder.




1/500 sec. f/9 ISO 400

Yeah, okay, so the last shot doesn't actually belong with the first three, but what's the point of photography if you can't have a little fun, right? On a side note, if any of you are on 500px or Flickr, I'd be glad to follow you. Just let me know.



30 comments:

Deb said...

Love it Brian

Kerri said...

How Cute!!

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

funny how the bird checked out the orange bobber. to cute. nice shots. ( :

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Nice shots!

TexWisGirl said...

haha. good one. :)

Jan n Jer said...

Ha ha...I love this one Brian

Beth said...

Love the last shot!!

MTWaggin said...

Hahaha well put together and you sure gave me a smile this morning! Thanks for that!

The Reverend Fowl ™ said...

After bringing home some coots this year, I learned that coots often cross the Atlantic Ocean.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Haha. Too funny! Thanks for the laugh this morning.

Marc Heath said...

Great shots Brian. One that i have seen in the UK.

Lindsjö taxar said...

Great as usual...love those birds....

Gary said...

Nice close ups!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River,Canada.

Findlay Wilde said...

What a great fisherman he is. From Findlay

Debbie said...

These are great Brian, nice catch!

darlin said...

Made me chuckle Brian! Fantastic photos once again, you are such a brilliant photographer!

On another note just encase I don't make my rounds again here before Christmas...

Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed and Merry Christmas!

Andrew said...

Wonderful images Brian I've never seen a Coot with a fish before.

mick said...

Great photos and birds catching fish are always special.

Adam Tilt said...

Great shots. First time I've ever seen a Coot catch a fish! Ours normally just go for vegetation.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Thank you so very much for your kind comments re...our daughter Brittany. She got to return home last evening following 16 days in 2 hospital's 5 major infections, and 2 surgeries. We are thankful and hopeful now.
Neat images and Brian, I had no idea that Coots were even found anywhere in KY~

Island Rambles Blog said...

great shots of the Coot, we have a few here but I never see shots like this!!

Leenie said...

Great photo story! Heh! I'll have to tell hubby he has competition.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

I've seen a few coots here, but they are difficult to shoot unless the light is hitting them just right. You made the most of your time with these beautiful ducks. Love those red eyes!

Sally in WA said...

Pretty funny series. I was actually thinking that coot used the bobber to help him catch the fish. I took the bait on this!

Wally Jones said...

It's easy to take the Coot for granted and pass him by to photograph more "glamorous" birds.
Nice job on including one in a post!

Stewart M said...

Hi there - Interesting splash of colour!

One day I'm going to find out what makes the Moorhens in the UK, USA and Australia different - I don't think you'd notice if the wrong species turned up on your door step.

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW - Stewart M - Melbourne

bailey-road.com said...

Great shots, Brian. It's nice to see a Coot catch a fish.

Amanda said...

Another fishing shot! Love it. You know now we will expect fishing shots every week..

The Coot looks very similar to ours.

Daniel LaFrance said...

Terrific shots and a side-order of entertainment too! Clever lol

Pam :) said...

Soo funny.. cute Coot :>)

Great captures, Brian.