Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Still all seven!

Seven baby coots swimming with two adult coots

They’re now veering towards that awkward teenage stage rather than the cute fluffy baby stage. The yellow feathers on the head are starting to look straggly and their wings aren’t those adorable little nubs.

The coot family swimming in the canal

They also have a lot more independence, as proven by how they’re swimming around. They’re following their parents, yeah, but they’re also looking around and keeping their distance.

Seven baby coots swimming with two adults

I’m so glad they’re all still around, and I hope I get to see them in their really ugly gawky teenage state, where their adult feathers are coming in, but they still don’t have the white bit on their heads.