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Cute Coot Chick!

By AlexAppleby
Many thanks to everyone who dropped by to C&C on my upload of a common sandpiper, and most especially to rsjkinson, Silverzone, NaturesHaven, PentaxPatty, Alan_Baseley for their valued user awards - I really do appreciate it.

Today I'm posting an image of a cute coot chick (try saying that)! Taken this weekend in Essex. Please try not to make any comments questioning his good looks, I've known him since he was an egg and I'm very fond of him. His parents spend all day feeding him and his sibling, I'm only surprised they don't sink considering the amount they put away! I do hope you like him!

Tags: Coot chick Wildlife and nature

Voters: PhilT2, JohnoP, ali63 and 56 more

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ali63 Plus
8 785 1 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2014 2:06PM
A cute little fluff ball Alex, great capture,

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CarolG 13 199 20 Greece
29 Apr 2014 2:06PM
He is absolutely adorable, Alex, and definitely deserves my user award Smile Carol
ddolfelin Plus
8 103 3 Wales
29 Apr 2014 2:09PM
Yes - it's very coot.
Great picture.
JohnoP 14 2
29 Apr 2014 2:12PM
Beautifully captured and composed Alex! Lovely reflection too....and one day this cute Coot will gaze into the water and realise just what a handsome beauty he has turned into! Smile John (aka Hans Christian Andersen! Wink )
rontear Plus
16 21 8 England
29 Apr 2014 2:20PM
" There once was an ugly duckling !!" Eye level beauty Alex.
ColleenA Plus
7 442 6 Australia
29 Apr 2014 2:29PM
I had to giggle ...hope he doesn't catch a fright when he looks at himself in the reflections....I am sure he will grow up to be very handsome....jokes aside he is soooo cute, love the untidy feathers...great photography yet again Alex
DerekL 14 212 24 England
29 Apr 2014 2:41PM
Lovely image of this little fluff ball Alex.
Definitely got the "Aaaaaaw" factor.

barbarahirst 11 27 12 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2014 3:09PM
heh ... not that cute yet!!
29 Apr 2014 3:45PM
First class image. Well captured.
craggwildlifephotography Junior Member 11 137 1 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2014 3:54PM
Great capture

ukgubbi 8 5 India
29 Apr 2014 4:09PM
Such a cute baby. I feel like cuddling it.
sparrowhawk Plus
11 277 2 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2014 4:16PM
beautiful shot now the parents have to watch closely
29 Apr 2014 4:19PM
A little Beaut ( Not sure I said that ) lol
Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2014 5:28PM
' There once was an ugly duckling '. And we all know how that turned out, so he'll be OK. Lovely picture of him Alex.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
29 Apr 2014 5:43PM

Quote:' There once was an ugly duckling '. And we all know how that turned out, so he'll be OK. Lovely picture of him Alex.
Peter GrinGrinGrin

I agree with Peter, lots of ahhhhhh factor here Alex GrinGrinGrinGrin
bricurtis Plus
14 2.3k 50 England
29 Apr 2014 5:50PM
Lovely detailed capture Alex -like the reflection in this.
Jenny-D 10 1 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2014 6:12PM
A real cootie Alex, lovely image.

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Nigeve1 6 1.4k 101 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2014 8:19PM
Really excellent, Alex. as you know, I was shooting these too last weekend, mine today got a fair few ugly comments but I genuinely like the appearance of these lovely chicks and particularly like how the first signs of their later characteristic white bill is evident at the tip. Fascinating to watch the busy work of the parents endeavouring to feed them too, a great way to spend some time.

29 Apr 2014 8:42PM
Outstanding image, Alex. Top class photography. Wow!

29 Apr 2014 9:13PM
Lovely shot Alex. His mum and obviously love him! Cathy
29 Apr 2014 9:13PM
Excellent shot love the low angle
stuart1963 7 272 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2014 9:14PM
good detail AlexSmileSmile
29 Apr 2014 9:23PM
I dare say he'll grow into his looks.Grin
Tish1 Plus
7 32 5 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2014 10:22PM
Your photography standards never falls below Excellent!!!!!

Jasper87 Plus
10 2.3k 158 England
29 Apr 2014 10:31PM
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder Smile and very nicely captured using the reeds as frames, Alex.

capto Plus
7 6.0k 14 United Kingdom
29 Apr 2014 10:43PM
The title says it all.Smile

gss 6 1 Romania
30 Apr 2014 8:34AM
Adorable little bird but a very impressive quality of the picture!
annettep38 Plus
8 219 42 Germany
30 Apr 2014 9:44AM
Gorgeous and you colour contrast really helps!
30 Apr 2014 11:24AM
Lovely image. George.
PaulMillar 8 83 2 Scotland
30 Apr 2014 6:03PM
Alex, and there it is the cute factor to the max......just lovely.

Irishkate Plus
9 41 116 United Kingdom
2 May 2014 9:15PM
Great framing and lovely to see this new born.
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SimonFletch 6 3 2 Scotland
3 May 2014 6:34AM
A cracking good shot Alex, brought a smile to the wizened old chops, too.
Cute? Can I borrow your mirror?!!!

Glostopcat 13 255 2 England
5 May 2014 8:03PM
A fine shot of this ruddy headed little chap Alex, I like his bright beady eye
viscostatic 13 45 5 United Kingdom
27 May 2014 10:53PM
Beautiful colours Alex.


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