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(KO) Goslings (baby geese). A group of geese is a gaggle. Geese can be evil suckers. They chase a victim and bite so hard with their beaks that it leaves a bruise. Children are favorite victims because they are small and non threatening. Some geese are friendly and sweet natured, but the mean ones are awful. Grab a big stick, stand your ground,
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.