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American Coot in his Full Glory

This photo was taken in Laguna Niguel, CA A local park setting that contains a large lake. But this American Coot and a few other of his buddies preferred a more private run off to paddle around in. Truly a beautiful and odd bird at the same time. The American Coots feet is most interesting as they are not webbed but more of a staggered clumps up and down its strange yellow looking legs. The beauty of its dark color triggered this basking of its image onto the water itself. Wow, is all you can say when you study the American Coot closer.

TAGS: California, Lake, Park

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Paradise Valley, Arizona, United States of America
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 11.2015
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 18, 2016, 10:06 a.m.
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PHOTO LOCATION LAGUNA NIGUEL, California, United States of America