Saturday, April 14, 2018

Mud Hen

I am told this is a mud hen or an American coot. A flock (or whatever you call a group of these) appeared a few months ago. They've been relatively unobtrusive neighbors.



Do you have a lot of different birds in your neck of the woods?

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20 comments:

  1. Hi Liz - I'm finding lots of new birds here ... but need to spend some time studying them ... but it's great to see some different ones; your Mud Hen is rather cute, or coot! ... cheers Hilary

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  2. I’d never seen a mud hen. I do love birds, though.

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    1. I'd never seen one until they showed up here. Interesting creatures.

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  3. Pretty. We do have a lot of ducks/geese and the like here since I live near a large lake :)

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  4. Lovely! We don't get the lot of hummingbirds that come through your area, but I'm looking forward to the ruby throated ones visiting. Put out my sugar water feeder just the other day. Meanwhile, the cardinals and chickadees etc. are singing like crazy preparing for nesting season. Be well!

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  5. We don't live in the vicinity of a body of water so we don't have mud hens, I don't even know the names of the birds in our back yard, sparrows, chickadees, merles?

    https://thethreegerbers.blogspot.ch/2018/04/m-is-for-miami.html

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    1. I wouldn't know a chickadee if I tripped over one :)

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  6. Coots! They make a funny noise. You know, I have been taking hikes in the home town of late & I am struck with the nice variety of birds I see while out on the trail. Did you know we have a bluebird native to our state? The male and female are really a sight to see.

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  7. I think we all have a ton of different birds wherever we live, we just might not notice them, or know who they are. As an example, my son, a birder, regularly counts over 200 different types of birds in our home state of maine each year.

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  8. I used to always be alert for interesting birds, and had a book to look them up that I (sometimes) used. Now, in China, I don't know the names of the birds. The common one here is some of a jay, I think - all black and white. Common as crows in the States. No Canada Geese around, though! That's pretty cool. Chinese geese are different-looking, and not nearly as ubiquitous.

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    1. Are Chinese geese as vicious as the variety we have? You want to give our geese a wide berth.

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  9. We see some like this on our lake and I was told they were a pest. We have our share of different birds but it seems that thru the last few years I have seen I have not seen before. Crows being one. We used to have black birds but those BIG black crows came around about 7 yrs or so ago. I have a hawk that visits my backyard and a few weeks back I saw a blue herron in the back looking into my creek. Loving your M.

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  10. We used to see mud hens a lot on the lake I grew up on. They were fun birds to watch. Really like seeing the knitted letters you are doin during the A to Z Challenge!

    Ann
    https://harvestmoonbyhand.blogspot.com/2018/04/hobbies-that-begin-with-n-blogging-from.html

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  11. I see these all over. I used to feed them bread when I was a kid at the local parks. :)

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    1. I had never seen them before. They must be moving to the area.

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  12. We do and will have more when it gets warmer out without any snow or freezing rain or hail. Love the indigo bunting and Baltimore Oriole

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