Monday, 24 April 2017

I can’t tell if all the babies made it through the weekend, but I definitely know there’s a third one that’s swimming around a lot more now.

Mama coot with two of the babies

While one of the adults goes to the other side of the canal to nibble on the vegetation, the three of them swim around in the middle, always getting closer to the bank, and then swimming back to the nest before they get too far.

One of the babies swimming

The three ducks that regularly hang out on the patio area were back.  If they end up nesting, that will be amazing, because while coots are ugly-adorable, ducklings are just adorable.