The American Coot is a plump, slate gray, duck like bird that belongs to a family of marsh birds which typically inhabits freshwater ponds and marshes. Coots are covered with slate gray body feathers with a black head and neck. They have stubby white bills with a black ring near the tip, a white forehead shield with a reddish spot, and red eyes. This Coot was recently seen in a flock of crazy coots splashing around Shivericks Pond behind the Post Office.
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