At first, I see one chick.
Then, I see two chicks.
They balance on the reed stems of the nest.
Then, the parent on the nest rises. Now, I see all chicks. Four of them. So far, I had only seen three.
They start swimming.
21 May. Today, the non-nesting coot parent swims to the nest with food. The nesting coot gets up, revealing the chicks. The youngsters quickly get into the water, swimming to get their food. Unfortunately, I see only two chicks. The other two may have succumbed to the rain and cold. Officially, it is May, but most of the time the weather is more like November.
On my balcony, a magpie.