Diving Coot


I watched a coot diving at Hyde Park and tried to take photos to capture a good pose. I didn’t really manage that! But I found it interesting to watch how it dives and re-emerges. When it dives in to the water, it goes head first and slides in to the water. However, when it re-emerges, as in the photo below, it just bobs back up without streamlining it’s body, creating quite a lot of splash.

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3 Responses to Diving Coot

  1. yourothermotherhere says:

    I like watching the ducks in the bay by where I live. I’m not sure what kind they are, but they are amazing. They will dive quick as wink in one spot, stay under for what seems like a long time to me, then come up about 10 yards from where they went under. And when they have their babies with them they are adorable and funny!

    • TomPh1991 says:

      They do dive for a long time and travel such a long distance considering how small they are. I try and follow where they by looking for any bubbles they produce.

      • yourothermotherhere says:

        Where I watch them is at the end of a fairly long jetty where the river joins the bay so the water is rarely smooth enough to watch for bubbles. But that’s a good way to track the little submarines!

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