Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Further miscellaneous avifauna

These coots were running across the water's surface, flapping their wings to keep slightly aloft-- interestingly, this kind of behavior may be how flight developed in their Mesozoic ancestors:

A cormorant drying its wings:

...and swimming away:

Western Bluebird:

Canada Geese:

Robin in its nest:
...and nibbling on algae: