American Coots swim like ducks, but they do not have the webbed feet of that species. Their toes have broad lobes of skin that allow it to easily move through water. The lobes fold back when the bird lifts its foot while walking to facilitate moving on dry land, but it still supports the bird's weight on muddy land. Nine American Coots were found in Central Park in this year's Bird Count.
Because the wings I have are too 'dark angel' (black angel wings) I decided it was time to brighten them up by using this specific colour, which is more dark than seen here. I'm going to spray paint those black wings and am going to turn them into beautiful bird wings.