I didn’t go along the same route this morning, so instead, we have “hanging around the nest” afternoon coots.
Two of the babies are nearly the same size as the smaller of the adults. I’m surprised they can still hang out on the nest with how big they are. The smaller adult was swimming around them, making sure they were fed and looked after.
While the bigger adult gave me dirty looks from the canal.
C’mon, buddy, look at the thorns on that bush. Like I’m going to bother you.