A few weeks ago I blogged on the Canalway Cavalcade, with pics of the two baby coots on the rear of Dutch barge Zonnestraal. See Chicks, dogs & paddle boarders at Little Venice & More from Little Venice….
Sadly it seems one of the baby coots has been lost. Perhaps it fell into the water. Or vandals even – an all too regular occurrence and an ever present danger for the wildlife on our waterways.
Soon the young coot will make its own way in life as an adult bird and the nest will be forgotten until next year when the whole scene will be repeated once more.