American Coots (Fulica americana) in a dispute.
From past files .
Lots of these guys hanging around Berkeley this week
On wood chips
This owl was hit by a car and was found dazed, standing in the middle of the road. I put it in a bag to take home and then to the vet in the morning. A few minutes later, the owl got out of the bag and began to fly about the car! I pulled on to a quiet road and released the owl not wanting to cause further injury trying to recapture it. It flew off into the night. I wish you the best, little friend!