Whoops – American Coot on Thin Ice

American Coot on thin iceAmerican Coot on thin ice – Nikon D200, tripod mounted, f7.1, 1/1250, ISO 320, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 400mm, natural light

Some images are simply too funny not to share. Even with those huge feet this American Coot (Fulica americana) couldn’t stay in top of the ice at a pond near where I live in Salt Lake County, Utah.

Any wonderful captions come to mind?


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About Mia McPherson

I am a nature lover, wildlife watcher and a bird photographer. I first become serious about bird photography when I moved to Florida in 2004 and it wasn’t long before I was hooked (addicted is more like it). My move to the Salt Lake area of Utah was a great opportunity to continue observing their behavior and to pursue my passion for photographing birds.


  1. What fun,guess he wasn’t expecting thin ice lol

  2. Oopsy Daisy! That came to my mind when I saw this image. Guess some birds aren’t as light as we think. Love this. Carol

  3. “Sure feels good on my hemmoroids.”

  4. Love it! The coots are funny doing about anything. They may not be the most extravagant or colorful bird, but are sure fun to watch!

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