Coots

In the channel in front of our house there is a coot nesting.

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One chick peaking from under her wings.

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There were three chicks under her wings, but I couldn’t get more than two in the picture.

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One chick was very adventurous, exploring around her, testing the lily leaves for walking and splashing in the water. The mother was watching him carefully and the father was around too, yelling at me when I tried to come closer. Such a cute family!