This morning, after the birds of the old university library, to the botanical garden.
In the pond, there is a sculpture of a duck. This morning, that work of art attracts a female and a male living mallard duck.
Ring-necked parakeets call.
A female blackbird enjoys fruit there.
Now in late autumn, still beautifully coloured leaves.
As we go back, two adult coots swim in the canal. They have a juvenile with them: almost as big as its parents now, but still greyish, not black like them. This is late in the year. Let us hope that this young coot will survive the winter.
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