American coot (Fulica Americana)
Photo by Doug Little
So sorry, folks! I must have been in a Stupid yesterday, which is a lot like a stupor, only with a bad case of DUMB added in. 😯 I totally forgot to include the range map of the American coot the post, and because of that, I made a mistake in saying coots were only in Florida in the winter. Doh! I assumed that to be the case, because that’s when huge migrating rafts of them start to appear on our lakes and rivers. But the truth is, there are non-breeding coots to be found here all year long. (Once again, I’m referring ONLY to the feathered variety, though I’m pretty sure this holds true of the other kind as well. Probably why they’re so grouchy!) 😀
I have added the range map to the post, and I’m sharing it here, as well, for any who want to take a quick look. As you can see, coots are spread across a huge swath of the United States, and well into Canada, as well as south into central America. So, if you live in the U. S. and have a hankering to see some for yourself, you stand a pretty good chance of being able to do so. Again, sorry for the omission yesterday, but hope this makes up for it.
If you haven’t yet read the entire post, you may do so here:
#NotesFromTheRiver – That Old Coot!
American Coot Feeding Chick
Today’s #NotesFromTheRiver post is up! Hope you’ll stop by and read about coots, both young and old. Thanks for checking t out, and passing it along. Happy reading!
#NotesFromTheRiver – That Old Coot!
This week’s #NotesFromTheRiver post features one of my favorite species of waterfowl, the black-bellied whistling duck. Stop by and take a look (and listen). Hope you enjoy the post and photos. Thanks!
#NotesFromTheRiver – Ducks That Whistle?
This week’s #NotesFromTheRiver is an overview of a new series of posts on ducks and duck-like waterfowl that make their home at least part of the year in the St. Johns River Basin area. I’ll be sharing lots of cool info on seven different species of beautiful and interesting birds, so I hope you’ll check out today’s introduction, and follow along over the next few weeks. And feel free to share far and wide! The ducks, coots, mergansers, grebes and gallinules will thank you for it.
#NotesFromTheRiver – That’s Just Ducky!
Here’s this weeks #NotesFromTheRiver post. Something a bit different, which I hope will make you smile–if not laugh out loud! Hope you’ll enjoy reading these as much as I did. And if you have time, pass them along to folks YOU’D like to make smile, too! Thanks!
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This week’s #NotesFromTheRiver post continues with our look at Florida’s State Animal, the Florida Panther, a subspecies of the western cougar. Hope some of you will check it out, even if only for the photos. And please share, if you have time. THANKS!
#NotesFromTheRiver – Florida Panther Part 2
A brief overview of the beautiful Florida Panther this week. Some of you know I’ve been a bit sick again (summer cold/bronchitis) and have fallen behind on my blogs, but I’ve got this one up and more to come next week. Hope you’ll check it out and pass it along! Thanks!
#NotesFromTheRiver – Florida Panther Part 1
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#NotesFromTheRiver – Florida Black Bear
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#NotesFromTheRiver – Catching Flies
Since last week’s post was pretty long and info-heavy, I thought I’d go easy on you this week. It’s all about the pretty! Some gorgeous photos here, for those who enjoy birds and wildflowers. Check it out, and please pass it along to your peeps. Thanks!
#NotesFromTheRiver – #WednesdayWonders