Mud Hens (American Coot) on a log in Lake Terrill. The lily pads have already lost their leaves and flowers.
The Mud Hen is a distant relative of ducks and they don't have webbed feet. Their feet are shaped like chicken feet, but they can swim well.
I'd never seen them gathering on a log before - usually they are swimming about.
A few swam - the rest were taking their leisure on the log.