Coot babies born

Coot with chicks, Hofvijver, the Hague, 30 May 2011

Today, the coots’ nest under the bridge, not so far from where I live.

One adult coot sitting on the nest. Wings spread out.

Very probably, to keep new-born chicks warm. As one chick stood besides its parent. The other, non-nesting, swimming parent fed it.

The chick was so small, that it may have hatched today, or yesterday.

When I returned later, still, or again, one chick besides the nesting adult. Soon, it crept under it parent’s wing. As it is a bit of a rainy day today.

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