It took until the last day I was in northeastern Germany to see Eurasian Coots. I was worried I wouldn’t see one at all, but Hendrik and I tracked some down in some sewage ponds (don’t worry, the story will be told). We didn’t get the best looks but we did see them. Then, on my second day back in Berlin I dragged my non-birding friend Mike to Tiergarten and we saw a whole bunch of coots! And they were practically tame!
And then, several days later, on the same day and in the same location as my life Pochards, in a canal in the middle of Berlin, more coots! Hendrik, we need not have worried about tracking them down in Griefswald.