You can see how windy it was by how his feathers are blowing.
A coot is NOT a duck, and does not have duck feet. Here is a picture I found on the web of his feet! And he can really speed around fast!
“In old age, your body no longer serves you so well.
Muscles slacken, grip weakens, joints stiffen…
Hikes to the mountains are a thing of the past.
Even a stroll down the road has its terrors.
Your hair turns apple-blossom white…”