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Coot's Nest

Posted by
sithenah (Greater Manchester/Cheshire, United Kingdom) on 2 August 2011 in Animal & Insect and Portfolio.

A coot has built her nest in the fast flowing River Wye at Bakewell, Derbyshire.

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Panasonic DMC-FZ18 1/160 second F/4.0 ISO 100 138 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Andy from Pickering, Canada

I had to do a Google search to find out more about Coots. Thanks to your posting today I'm little wiser.

2 Aug 2011 5:53pm

Pheno from Bangalore, India

Have heard of phrases, "The old Coot" but am actually seeing one for the first time.. Good one and a clever take on C

Pheno, ABC Team

3 Aug 2011 2:23am

@Pheno: I'm pleased my photo has made you look for more information

Roger Green from Albany, NY, United States

My grandmother used to call the grumpy old man next door an old coot!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

3 Aug 2011 11:16am

Barbara Rosenzweig from Southampton, United States

I didn't realize that they made such large nests. Thanks for sharing this. Love to learn something new every day!

Hope that you visit my Calm & Peaceful post.

3 Aug 2011 1:25pm

Jane from Canada

Such a cute coot!
Jane x

4 Aug 2011 10:40pm

Nanka from India

As children we would call each other names as "you crazy coot!!" I have visited my relatives in Darlydale - Derbyshire but never managed to see a crazy coot :) Now I know why it is crazy!!

5 Aug 2011 11:11am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

exclusive shot
best capture

21 Aug 2011 3:34pm

@Shaahin Bahremand: thanks

Panasonic DMC-FZ18
1/160 second
ISO 100
138 mm (35mm equiv.)