Great Birding Moments # 23 Eurasian Coot nesting

Eurasian Coot on nest

Eurasian Coot on nest

Earlier this year on a visit to Cleland Wildlife Park in the Adelaide Hills I was delighted to see the nest of an Eurasian Coot in full view of the boardwalk through the wetlands area. From what I can recall, this is the first time I have ever seen a coot’s nest. It is quite an impressive structure.


5 Responses to “Great Birding Moments # 23 Eurasian Coot nesting”

  1. Trevor says:

    It was nice of her to build the nest in such a public area. Made photography so easy.

  2. Snail says:

    So much more obliging than those darned grebes!

  3. Trevor says:

    Grebes are so frustrating – just when you get them in focus they dive! Enough to drive you crazy. Keep in mind that this particular Coot was in a wildlife park. While this was an open lagoon, the birds there have probably all had their wings clipped at some stage. I know – that’s cheating from a photographic viewpoint – but hey – it’s a great shot notwithstanding!

  4. jackson says:

    does look very snug sitting there

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