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Unidentified bird at Panama flats December 12 2020

Posted: Dec 18 8:27 pm
by phainopepla6
Hi all, I am new to the forums and I am only 11 years old! Even though I am young, I love birding and I was at panama a while ago and spotted this bird, Possibly American coot?

https://photos.app.goo.gl/vkpqYhHuwDm6rYTz6

Any info would be appreciated.
- Adam

Re: Unidentified bird at Panama flats December 12 2020

Posted: Dec 18 8:28 pm
by phainopepla6
Sorry for the bad photos, I don't have a great camera.

Re: Unidentified bird at Panama flats December 12 2020

Posted: Dec 19 5:17 pm
by jewill
Welcome to the forum Phainopepla6. It is very gratifying to see young people like yourself taking up this fabulous hobby of birding.
I would say that is an American Coot so you are off to a good start. And don't worry about the quality of your pictures; that will improve over time. As for the camera - we all started out with a basic set-up and then once you get comfortable with that it’s time to start looking at an upgrade. Watch the Buy & Sell section of this forum because sometimes you can get a pretty good deal.
Happy Birding!

Re: Unidentified bird at Panama flats December 12 2020

Posted: Dec 20 1:04 pm
by phainopepla6
Thanks for the expertise!
- Adam