Thou hast enlarged my steps under me, that my feet did not slip. (Psalms 18:36 KJV)
In the Coot article they said: “Like other rails, they have long, lobed toes that are well adapted to soft, uneven surfaces. Coots have strong legs and can walk and run fast.”
Answers gives this definition: “Feet that have toes with stiff scale-covered flaps that extend to provide a surface analogous to webbing on a duck as an aid in swimming.”
The Lord designed these “lobed feet” to help the birds walk over uneven ground, in and out of water. He cares about all His creatures.
This Drawing from Color Key To North American Birds helps you to see their feet better.
It is neat to watch them walk around and see those “big feet.”
This video I took shows their feet.