The "coot", never heard of it before, is my favorite shot. I have never seen water like this, it is obvious crystal clear and flowing fast? The crispness of the whole bird, the little droplet on the beak, reflected in the water makes it very special. The water in the background round it of superbly. If this were mine I would framed it in a very prominent place.
they are all fantastic shots Jim. I do like the swan shot the best though.. Have you noticed the wood duck rarely opens his left eye? I have a couple hundred images and not of them have the left eye open. Either he was winking at me or there is something wrong. That aside, he is a beautiful bird