Tuesday, 9 May 2017

The babies are learning how to eat algae and other bits from the side of the canal.

One baby coot eating algae from the side of the canal

Which is great for me, because then I get better shots of them.

One baby coot swimming

I only saw four, but I could swear I saw a fifth baby hiding under one of the adults. But there were definitely four swimming around.

Two baby coots

I also got a good action shot of one of the adults diving down.

The adult coot diving down while the baby coot watches

“Where’d they go?”

Baby coot looking at the ripples in the water where the adult coot was

Also on my walk in, right by the Castle Lock, I saw a heron.

The heron at the Castle Lock

And a cat eating grass along the canal bank.

A cat eating grass