The babies were so cute and little, and had multi-colored heads! Sort of like fancy died punk hair-doos!
Their mom kept swimming around the pond bringing back food to feed to them.
Can you see the Coot nest in the middle of the pond? It was a nice peaceful pond. So serene and so calm, until..................
DANGER, DANGER! In swooped a mean Dutch Herring Gull!
Mom tried to distract the Gull from the Coot's nest by feeding it some bread.
He looks like a bit of a shady character, don't you think? His eyes look almost human and his beak looks very sharp and scary to me.....I would not want to run across this fellow by myself!
Finally when the Gull had his fill of mom's bread, he turned his birdie butt on my mom, and went away.
I think my mom helped to save my friends, the baby Coots, for one at least one more day. Otherwise, I am afraid to think of their fate, so unprotected in the middle of this pond!
Thank you, JB's mom, from us baby Coots! Please tell JB, we think she is one Cool Cat and we are glad to be her friend!