This is another image from Squaw Creek Wildlife Area in northwestern Missouri that I took on Easter Weekend. We saw lots of Coots, I had never seen one before that I knew what it was anyway but now I know what "old Coot" is referring to. :-) We were driving the road around the wetland area and were stopped for a group of Coots that were crossing the road to go to a smaller body of water. This one was just approaching from down the embankment and I caught it as it was at the top in this grass. I love how you can see the red eye best viewed if you click on the image and view it larger.