Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Two adult coots and six baby coots swimming along a corrugated steel canal bank

I counted six babies today as they swam in the canal.

Unfortunately, they were on the other side of the canal, so I couldn’t get a close-up of them, but they probably will be next to me soon one morning, and then I can get a photo of how ridiculously ugly they are.

Their heads are bright red, but with scraggly orange feathers on them.  It’s amazing they grow into such attractive adult birds.