Coots on the move
Hundreds of American coots are gathering on the lake, moving back and forth in large rafts along the shoreline to find the best feeding spots. Watch them in the movie, as they noisily propel themselves forward with their strong legs and big feet with lobed toes. To become airborne, they patter across the water, while flapping their wings furiously, Two loons, further out in the lake, are calling. Buffleheads and other waterfowl are also taking advantage of good feeding grounds. Arlene Koziol has been watching these birds for days in the bay just west of Eagle Heights Woods.
Movie by Arlene Koziol
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