It Was A Coot Mob Scene!
There was a good size group of coots out floating around in the marsh pond this afternoon. At one point something startled them and they all at once decided they had to scatter off in a panicked frenzy.
Usually this type of behavior is seen because a bald eagle starts circling overhead looking menacing. But I saw no eagle or anything else that appeared to require this immediate departure. Hard to tell what gets coots excited, but within minutes they were back floating along in their nice calm group.
About an hour later we were treated to a nice looking sky just prior to sunset.