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.
30 minutes a day cleaning chart. Totally doable, but substitute guest bathroom cleaning day for "pick up after dogs: retrieve 47 toys from around house, clean muddy paw prints from back door, fill in holes in back yard, etc."