The Coots finally have a successful family.

Three baby Coots

Three baby Coots

On the boat next door have been a pair of Coots trying to raise a family.  The first two failed for one reason or another, mainly due to poor weather as the chicks hatched. I am happy to say that the most recent batch have hatched 3 of the cutest weird looking chicks I have ever seen.

Safely on their raft

Safely on their raft

They aren’t as good at swimming as baby ducks which seem to be naturals from hatching, but their dad has built them a raft adjacent to the nest for them to learn from. I had never heard of this before but lucky for me there are a couple of people on our pontoon that have educated me and let me come on board their boat to get a better view. Fingers crossed the weather over the next few days isn’t too bad and they make it successfully to adulthood.

Swimming Coots

Swimming Coots

Swimming Coots

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