Tucked in the brush nearby was this plump American Coot. Despite the fact that this bird should be wintering in the Southern U.S., we get several coots show up every winter. Often times, one will settle in at each of the ponds in town, but as the ponds begin to freeze over, they congregate at QV Lake. It is then that I am often amazed by how many there are.
It is now the time of the year for me to begin reviewing and reflecting on my birding experiences for 2012. Sharing of this year's activities, will likely warrant several posts.