Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Two baby coots on a nest and a parent coot nearby

It turns out that the old nest that they have in the actual canal has become their home, now that they don’t have eggs to worry about.

So the other one is the nursery and this is…kindergarten, I guess.

Parent coot and two baby coots swimming

There are four babies, with two swimming around with one of the parents and the other two sitting on the nest.

I like this, because it means better pictures, but also because it means that they’re using that nest and yet not losing babies.

Also, the Mama Duck with her many many ducklings made an appearance.

Mama Duck with at least 11 ducklings

How she manages that brood, I’ll never know.