I’ve loved watching Coots have ugly-beautiful chicks and the dedication of the parents to raise them. One of the pairs on Stover Country Park lake had six eggs:
This resulted in six chicks:
Yes, I know this looks like five and not six, but the parent was sitting on one of them.
There’s just the one left.
The parents are still just as attentive as they ever were. They usually only have one brood a year, but I wonder if this pair will try again?
They’re still just as full of energy as they ever were, despite being parents:
I wish I was.