There once were some ugly ducklings ….

…. with feathers all stubby and brown But, and sorry to use such a trite word, they are so cute!  They are amazingly fluffy with their baby down, not yet able to shed water as they will do from their future feathers. We have been lucky enough to see them at many stages of growth,Continue reading “There once were some ugly ducklings ….”

These East End Coots Are Something Else!!

  (First of all an apology – I thought the photos were better than they are!) For all those planning to get to more familiar with coots and their family habits, forget my Amazonian activities upstream. There is no need to swing through branches, plunge into water and spend hours quietly crouched on tree roots.Continue reading “These East End Coots Are Something Else!!”