Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Coots, More Coots and Moorhens

For the past couple of years, there have been hundreds of coots that have been wintering at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. There are always some, but it seems the population has exploded. You know how it is with the snowbird population!


They are just everywhere there’s water.


In contrast, you have to look to find these similar-looking moorhens. They are more shy but also sport quite the gaudy beak, sometimes referred to as “candy corn.”



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