Wednesday, 3 May 2017

They were down by the Castle Lock today, and close to the other side of the bank, so I was able to get some nicer photos.

One adult coot and one baby coot

The babies are very good at being in formation, it must be said.

Adult coots and all seven baby coots swimming in the canal

Meanwhile, back at the nest, there’s a female mallard duck that is trying to turn it into her nest.

Female mallard duck sitting on the coots' nest

The coots do keep coming back and reclaiming their property, though.  I suppose with all the work they put into that nest, a duck squatting is just too much to handle.