Today the coots were down by the overspill again, apparently learning how to dive underwater to get food.
So they go down…
Then pop back up.
Their feathers, despite looking really fluffy and soft, are really waterproof. You can see the individual water droplets sliding off them, which I didn’t expect. They always look a little bedraggled compared to their parents, but the feathers spring back up into nice fluffiness right afterwards.
One of them had something in their mouth. What’cha get, little coot?