Whew, at the end of Blogging from A to Z, happy things all month. I am tired. This weekend I went to see my daughter at college. We went for a walk and saw the above bird. More than one. Have you guessed?
Oh, a coot, a lovely coot, in the early morning. I don’t want to grasp it, really, but I was trying to capture the moment when it ducks under the water. I failed and got this:
Coots always look a bit like wind up toys to me, different from the ducks. They move more jerkily. They look a little bit mechanical. I think the neurological wiring is more primitive than ducks, but look, it works and they’ve survived! I can’t argue with that!
I will keep trying to catch that up and dive motion….