Coots are winter birds here...
but there is one Coot that has been at Lake of the Lilies the entire summer.
Swimming around with whom ever is available, it is easy to photograph.
The American Coot is a dumpy waterbird, with huge lobed toes that facilitate swimming.
The Great Egret is a pure white, stately, heron like bird that visits New Jersey only in summer.
This huge waterbird, The Mute Swan, will be leaving soon, they only stay here during the summer.
Our summer birds are late leaving, perhaps because of all of the warm weather we have been having.
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