In the Book of Job we are instructed to, "Ask...the birds...and they will tell you." In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus said, "Look at the birds." So let's ask the birds, and look at the birds, and see what they have to say. May God bless you in your quest! Bill Bossman
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Baby Coots Are Colorful
Very young American Coot
This week I found a group of American Coots with some very young juveniles. I had seen baby coots before, but I always thought they were just a dull reddish-brown in color. When I got a good look at those young coots the other day, I realized they are a colorful combination of red, yellow, and orange. Coots are among a large group of birds in which the young are precocial. That means that as soon as the young hatch they are well-developed, their eyes are open, they are active, and they are capable of moving about on their own. I would guess the little coot pictured here is not more than a few days old. He's a cute and colorful little coot, isn't he?