Yes, Clark Lake has them. Becky Consonni observed American Coots along the shoreline this fall. She has learned that if you have a sandy beach, you probably won’t see them in front of your house. She found that they love to eat whatever seaweed is left after the swans have had their fill.
They come in migrating groups to feed alongside the buffelheads. Becky says that “they came the closest to shore I’ve ever seen this fall. It’s rare that they get out of the water as they usually stay in the lake diving like little loons.” Becky adds “their feet are not as webbed as a duck’s.”