Sunday, September 12, 2021

Ducks, I think NOT!!!

I had always thought these were ducks.  Surprise surprise!!!  They are not.  These water fowl are known as American Coots. For the last couple of days they have been gathering on a bay at Lake Mendota in Madison. Going South no doubt.


They may look like a duck – but have a very different leg and foot.

Check them out on the web, I did.


So I did and learned something new.



  1. The first time i had a chance to see those feet, i was totally shocked.

  2. Oh yeah, I think I've seen these on Lake Waubesa, too. At migration time, it's amazing the diversity of birds traveling through! Great shots!

  3. There is so much to see here on the walks - love it!