Friday, 27 April 2018

Mama coot sitting on the nest

I saw a little red head peeking out from underneath Mama today, so we have babies!

Unfortunately, it’s really difficult to get a good photo on the nest sometimes.  There’s dead vegetation on the bank in front, which I could theoretically pull up, but I could see it all turn into a bad slapstick comedy where there’s mud and water and me in the middle of it.

But since we have one baby, then I’ll start doing daily updates from next week.  A new batch of babies! Hurray!

A coot with leaves in its mouth

I also got a great shot of one of the other coots picking up nesting materials.  Where are you building your nest, hon?