Overall, of the 10 coot eggs that were scored as similar to the host's, five were buried and five were accepted.
I remember being badly scratched and bitten by a coot which I had rescued one autumn night after it had dropped through a skylight of a house in Yarmouth, mistaking the glass for water.
So the Jerry and David conversations become warning sessions, not just between a ranting coot and an upstart kid but also between different generations of the same Woody.
But I hope you'll indulge an old-fashioned coot like me if I choose to believe otherwise.
Of course, native birds such as the American coot , mallard, and Brewer's blackbird also used this valuable oasis.
In a few hours, Uncle Ivan, a Mocha Frappuccino-loving old bald coot , was due to arrive.
He was also an endearingly tetchy coot whose prejudices, passions, and irascibility remained uncompromised over time.
When I first visited the Lake in July 2000, there were over 200 coot and great numbers of other birds, including 40 Black Swans.
Why should the oldest coot in the majority party be the one who is in line for the presidency?
Other birds I saw near the pond were coot , moorhen, purple swamphen and a few Gray Wagtails walking around near the water.