When my feet are off the road
Coot chick needs food
I was walking along, hoping for something other than the usual landscape. It became quite dull and boredom needs relief. Step after uninteresting step was leading to nothing. Occassionally a rough trail might give some respite, yet if you look up it's the same old thing. Some time later a lake came into view.
As I approached the water, some Coots were seen. Normally I don't pay much attention to them - you've seen one Coot, you've seen them all. A few hundred feet away though, by it's little old lonesome, was a chick having the time of it's life paddling around for all it was worth. My bridge camera came out and I waited, thinking: there's a story here.
The chances of getting a sequence like this are probably a zillion to one and it gave me something different instead of the typical ho-hum.
The Coot is a common bird which can be seen just about anywhere there is water.
May 09, 2017