Thursday, 19 May 2017

I had to take a different route to work yesterday, so I didn’t get to see the coots.

They must have missed me, because this time they were right next to the canal bank.

One adult coot and two baby coots

It looked like it was a mix of learning how to dive and learning how to eat along the canal.  The parents are still feeding them, but they’re also picking up their own bits and seeing if they’re edible.

Two baby coots

They’re getting closer and closer to the adults’ size.  They apparently develop their adult coats around three to four months.

One baby coot