Tuesday, October 18, 2011

291: coot nesting

 Last year was the first year I discovered coots nesting at the Lagoon here in Palmy, then went back again in a few weeks to see their interesting young ones once they had hatched.  I remembered that today, when I spotted a few unexpected ducklings in the Square, so I decided to head off down to the Lagoon for a wander. Here is one of the Australasian coots I saw nesting, only a few metres from the lagoon edge.


  1. Great photo! Now we will expect a photo of the hatched chicks.


  2. Yes, I don't think it will be long before they hatch- I will go there next weekend!
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