The coots are still out at Emeralda Marsh although in smaller numbers than a few weeks ago. That may be due to the increased water level giving them more room to spread out in this huge marsh. We were at the marsh on Friday afternoon and saw a good variety of birds including more great blue herons than I've ever seen there before. This is a great location to get some bird closeups while sitting in the drivers seat of your car. Birds seem less spooked by the vehicle than they are by a person on foot.