Tuesday, 20 June 2017

No babies yet. I actually looked it up on British Garden Birds and they incubate for around three weeks, which means we probably won’t have babies until next week.

Coot sitting on the nest

At least, I kinda hope so, since I have to be away from the office for a few days, and I’d hate it if they hatched while I was away.

Meanwhile, the gang of teenagers are still loitering around.  They also seem to hanging by another coot nest a bit further down, which I think is from a previous hatching by our regulars.

Four juvenile coots hanging out

The whole canal’s gonna be taken over by this one coot family.  What are these poor ducklings going to do to survive?

Duck family with three ducklings