The picture of this American Coot was taken at the Jamaica Bay National Wildlife Refuge. The picture of this American Coot was taken with the CANON EOS7D and the CANON 100-400mm lens and the CANON 580EXII flash.
This Amerian Coot is a hoot! I watched him as he attempted to wriggle up this perch many times only to fall forward into the water. He picked himself up, flapped his wings and started all over again.