Lakeside Coot

Watercolour painting of a cot near a lake, by Helen Frost Rich

I often see coots near my local fishing lake. They are normally quite shy birds, so it’s always a privilege when one lets you get close. The saying ‘Bald as a coot’ refers to their young, as the chicks have a prominent pink bald patch on the top of their heads.

Watercolour.

Lakeside Coot
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