November 24, 2009
If you are an American Coot fan (and who isn't?), I suggest you stop by the Celery Farm soon.
There are still at least two Coots hanging around the Warden's Watch, and they are a pair of tickets to Wacky Town.
Scary, red eyes, bobbling heads, silvery/white beaks, grotesque feet and those blackish feathers -- what's not to like (except for the nightmares)?
More on coots here.
Also hanging around -- at least two Great Blue Herons (one was by my yard this a.m.), and that Great Egret, who, like a Thanksgiving dinner guest or two from my childhood, apparently doesn't know when to leave.