While I was photographing the American Coots at Woodlake Pond in Carrollton, some neighborhood kids came along with bread to feed the birds. The various waterfowl quickly assembled in front of the kids to the delight of all.
Look at the feet on this American Coot!
American Coots swimming with Lesser Scaups and Ring-billed Gulls in Woodlake Pond.
Here the American Coots are joined by Ring-billed Gulls and a smaller number of Lesser Scaups.
When the bread hits the water these birds get very excited. In this picture a couple of Mallards have joined the American Coots, Ring-billed Gulls, and Lesser Scaups.
A close-up of the jockeying for position that occurred every time a piece of bread was thrown to these American Coots.
Another close-up of the feeding frenzy action. Here a Ring-billed Gull tries to snatch a piece of bread from the American Coots below him.