Friday 6 February 2009

Coot on ice! - # 09/17

Don't you just love his huge feet, his little red cap, his shiny black feathers, and admire the way he toughs out the frozen lake regardless of wind and weather?

Image taken at Pen Ponds, Richmond Park.


  1. are you sure he's not stuck there?

  2. what a fantastic capture! I love the reflection!

  3. Neat photo is a reminder of the hard times wildlife has in the winter.

    Water birds and lots of animals have a difficult time getting along at this time of year. Sometimes it is their food source is frozen over or their drinking water is ice. It is a shame that more people do not care to think about Nature and the problems snow and ice makes for the things in the environment.

  4. Oh wow, what a fabulous shot. Bet you are now glad you are living in the Antarctic! Love the image with that amazing reflection.

  5. Hi there! So, you have been out in the inclement weather... Lucky us to see the excellent pics!!

    Blogtrotter has entered Rajasthan! Enjoy and have a great weekend!

  6. Magnificent picture! I'd frame it! Cheers!

  7. N'est ce pas un kiwi ? Que fait-il ici ?
    Es-tu sûr que ce soit de la glace ? Ne serait-ce pas plutôt de la boue épaisse et glissante ?
    Une belle photo toute simple. Une "nature vivante" en opposition à une "nature morte", avec beaucoup de "sentiment"