As an old coot myself, I’m always happy to see another old coot

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 Narcissus might have been a coot.

Narcissus might have been a coot.

 I found an oriole’s nest on the ground. The bird had used fishing line in its construction.

I found an oriole’s nest on the ground. The bird had used fishing line in its construction.

 A common grackle dressed like an oil spill.

A common grackle dressed like an oil spill.

 A grackle gives winter the look.

A grackle gives winter the look.

 I hear the Eurasian collared-dove calling all year.

I hear the Eurasian collared-dove calling all year.

 Who hasn’t tried to sleep through winter?

Who hasn’t tried to sleep through winter?

 Even in adverse weather, beauty is apparent, as in this red-winged blackbird.

Even in adverse weather, beauty is apparent, as in this red-winged blackbird.

 Immature white-crowned sparrows have brown and gray stripes on their heads instead of the white and black stripes of adults.

Immature white-crowned sparrows have brown and gray stripes on their heads instead of the white and black stripes of adults.