I paid a quick visit to the local lake again yesterday to see how much the Australian Coot chicks had grown.
I only spotted one being fed attentively by a parent bird.
This chick looked sturdier and was very hungry but still light enough to be supported by a fallen reed.
I saw 7 baby paradise ducklings yesterday. The parents were being incredibly protective and attentive. They all have a good chance of survival, I would say.
I’ve had my eyes searching for some Paradise ducklings but no luck yet. 7 is a handsome brood and the parents are top class. Enjoy that wee family.
How fantastic to catch the chick feeding. Nice to get a progress report on the chicks.
The chick seemed to be ravenous. The parent was very devoted. The chick is such a scruffy wee thing but transforms into a lovely adult.
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