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Coot Madness

Posted by
Steve Rice (Olympia, United States) on 14 November 2018 in Animal & Insect.

The Coots were everywhere on the lake. They almost seemed to be in rafts floating around.

Capitol Lake
Olympia, Washington

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Fantastic meeting Steve. I've never seen so many at one time

14 Nov 2018 5:36am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

They are meeting...

14 Nov 2018 6:14am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

So many ducks! COOL!

14 Nov 2018 7:21am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

Grande réunion

14 Nov 2018 7:22am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Pretty cool and cute capture.

14 Nov 2018 7:31am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


14 Nov 2018 8:46am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle concentration d'oiseaux noir sur ce bleu superbe.
Belle journée

14 Nov 2018 8:56am

la griffe du loup from la roche sur yon, France

it's nice birds on the lake ,cool ,beautiful day

14 Nov 2018 9:04am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Superbe petite colonie, ce sont des moments qui font plaisir.
Bonne journée Steve

14 Nov 2018 9:23am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium


14 Nov 2018 10:14am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

A great sight to see and a very nice capture Steve.

14 Nov 2018 10:48am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Wouhaaaaaa! Que de foulques macroules!! une belle prise

14 Nov 2018 10:59am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

What many….beautiful to see.

14 Nov 2018 11:17am

Devi from Chennai, India

Lovely !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

14 Nov 2018 11:18am

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Great capture of these coots who are undisturbed by your presence! Nice ripple patterns on the water, too!

14 Nov 2018 1:03pm

Sudipto from Hyderabad, India

I thought these were ducks till I read the description... Either way, that's enough ducks (or coots) for one day... :D

14 Nov 2018 1:18pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A great wildlife image.

14 Nov 2018 1:42pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

wow, that's a bunch

i've never seen them so dark before

14 Nov 2018 3:20pm

Francisco Romero from Leon, Spain

Maybe gathering for migration. Excellent capture.

14 Nov 2018 4:48pm

Sam from Chennai, India

So many of these coots on the water. A fine shot. :)

14 Nov 2018 5:16pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

Wonderful to see all of these birds gathered together. The water is gorgeous with the ripples. As a bird watcher, this is a scene I would love to see.

14 Nov 2018 6:56pm

Don from Spokane, United States

An impressive capture of the size of the coot group. They do look cool and seem to be having a good time.

14 Nov 2018 7:13pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Is coot madness where the expression "crazy as a coot" comes from?!

14 Nov 2018 7:22pm

Daryl Johnson from Worcester Park, United Kingdom

Great title. I can just hear them...

14 Nov 2018 8:53pm

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

a fascinating photo

14 Nov 2018 10:17pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

I imagine all the ducks starting the flight at the same time.

14 Nov 2018 10:38pm

Martine Girard from France

Que de monde !

15 Nov 2018 3:22am

omid from mashhad, Iran

L O V E L Y !

15 Nov 2018 8:01am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful composition , perhaps a break on a migratory way ?

15 Nov 2018 11:59am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I love how you used the light here.

16 Nov 2018 2:09pm

Kiki from AUVERGNE, France

A nice shot of these coots in the light of the lake!

16 Nov 2018 4:46pm

Denny Jump from Bellevue, WA, United States

Oh, I LOVE these guys!! And This is gorgeous image, Steve!

18 Nov 2018 1:53am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Ah, the irrepressible coots !

19 Nov 2018 8:44am

Diana from Olympia, United States

Marvelous rest break

20 Nov 2018 1:07am