Monday, April 18, 2011

American Coot

I'd never seen this bird until yesterday. Often mistaken as a duck, the American Coot is a common waterbird. They have black bodies but you can see they have a white beak!

These birds are fun to watch, because unlike a duck, the AC will go completely underwater! They also peck at the ground, like a chicken!

So if you see these black birds on the water this summer, remember, they are not ducks!