Meet the American Coot, my 100th lifetime bird species! Ah, that feels good…. (You can click to enlarge the pic and see more detail…they were pretty far out on the lake.) UPDATE: After reviewing and resorting my eBird records, it turns out that Coots were not number 100 on my list. That milestone bird was actually a Field Sparrow.
I’m so glad I braved the verrry cold winds on the shore today to see these cuties. I watched them diving for a few minutes and then had to run back to the warmth of the car. I hope your day was as good as mine!