Who knew a coot foot could be so fascinating? I am a novice birder and can see why so many people become hooked on the hobby. There’s such a variety in color, size and sound. Explain to me how a tiny little wren and a ponderous pelican can both be called birds!
In Port Aransas, TX, I became enamored of coot feet. Who knew they were so strange looking? Not me! At first when I saw their feet I thought it was a leaf, at least something botanical. But no----those strange, almost reptilian looking appendages were attached to that bird!
Check it out for yourself...and a good place to do that is the Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center in Port Aransa, near Corpus Christi, TX.
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Air Traffic Control
I don’t know who is in charge of birds when they take flight, but someone or some-bird was obviously coordinating flight commands when these roseate spoonbills went into motion. This flight of fancy was spotted at the Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center in Port Aransas, TX, near Corpus Christi.
This is just one of many delightful birding sites in the area (as well as a wonderful place to escape winter snows of the the midwest).
Blue Herons abound in the birding area around Port Aransas, Texas, but usually they are found stalking prey or preening themselves.
This particular heron seemed to have a joke of his own and was guffawing to himself, unwilling to let us in on the humor. That's okay. He gave us a good laugh anyway, just watching and enjoying his private joke.