Ugly Babies

Walking through Prospect Park yesterday I found 2 American Coots floating amongst the swan, ducks and gulls in the lake. Coots are fairly common in more rural areas with lakes and ponds but I've never seen one in the city and snapped a picture of one - you can't see it in the pic but they have really spectacular blood red eyes. I also was doing some investigating online and found that they have the freakiest looking young, with hot yellow feathers and bald heads.

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