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Coots plus

IMG_0728-1   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.