This morning, the only surviving young coot of the first brood of this year was swimming with its non-nesting parent, near the river-canal crossing. It is not much smaller than adult size by now, but it still has a juvenile white throat.
About forty meter away, the other parent sat on the nest. Next to it, a very small coot chick. Probably, more chicks under the parent’s wings. So, the youngsters of the second brood have hatched. Probably, they will not have to deal with the cold spring weather from when the first brood hatched.
- Coot nest, five new eggs (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- Coot nest update (dearkitty1.wordpress.com)
- The common coot (zoevandenbrand12.wordpress.com)
- Camouflaged Coot (rprtphoto.wordpress.com)
- “You Old Coot!” (myphotoreflections.wordpress.com)
- A Healthy Brood (glanforder.com)
- The Hatch Is Upon Us! (adventurousmouse.wordpress.com)
- 26th May 2013 (reservoirramblings.wordpress.com)
- Water Birds of Valley Ranch – Part 2 (valleyranch.org)