All photos copyright Jean Spitzer. Please see Copyright and Contact Information page for more information.

To see some of my drawings and paintings, visit Jean's Paintings.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Coot, Age Unknown

 Coot, swimming, yesterday morning.

You can see the coot's chicken foot in the first photo.

These animals have the most interesting, talkative calls:  sound querulous.


  1. For what it's worth, this is the first time I've seen the word "querulous" in a blog.

  2. K, the chicken feet I saw, the sounds I heard, but it only now dawns on me that I didn't even attempt to confirm that this is really called "coot"; someone told me the name, I believed it and spread the story.

    It may even be true.


Thank you for leaving a comment.