Thursday, 11 May 2017

As they enter the awkward teenager stage, they get white feathers on their neck and breast.

Two baby coots in the canal

This is, of course, adorable, because they still have the remains of those raggedy yellow head feathers, and it just makes them look even more awkward compared to their sleek parents.

Three baby coots and one adult coot

Today they were along the canal learning about the delicious algae that grows on the sides of the bank.

Two baby coots watch while the adult coot eats algae

At least, I think it’s algae? ┬áIt could be a type of grass or moss.