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.
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.