We did this very short (34-second) video for tonight's talk at the Kearny Library. We made the video a week or two ago at the Gunnell Oval. The water segment was videoed at the nearby Kearny Marsh.
We don't see American Coots out of water too often, but there they were -- walking around by the ballfield, acting almost like chickens.
These red-eyed little birds are often mistaken for ducks, but as you might see from the video, their feet are not webbed.
If you scroll down the blog to this week's Tuesday Teaser, you can see what a coot's foot looks like and click on a link for more info about these odd birds.