October 10th 2011! Coot with at least 2 chicks, Great Pool Himley.
My field Guide says two broods, March to June. Let us hope the weather stays warm for them to survive!
Even the poor birds dont know where they are with the weather. I found a woodpigeon hatchling on Friday!
Lovely capture, Peter! Nice to see these birds in the wild! LIKE! Best wishes, Anne
Amazing to see that the Coot has chicks in October!!! Hopefully it won't get too cold and all the chicks can survive! Overhere, temperature is around 15C which is relatively warm for October!
Best regards, Anne
Nice one Peter
I have seen them nesting but never seen the chicks at this age (or time of year).
It looks like you were trying for a panorama (or were you panning?).
Cheers - Jethro
Hi Anne and Jethro
Went back to see the family on Thursday 13 October.
Here the Mother and chicks are doing fine
And the chicks send their greetings
Best wishes Peter
Bela foto.LIKE + Fotógrafo favorito
For the latest pictures of the family on 17 November see 4 pictures starting here
For another late arrival...
A Mallard duck at the wildlife haven in London has hatched 11 ducklings...6 months later than usual...
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Photo taken in Himley Hall & Park, Himley, Dudley, West Midlands DY3 4DF, UK
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