Coot feeding young at Slimbridge Wetland Centre, Gloucestershire


Coot feeding time 

Both Coots fed there young. Coots dove under water 

to get food for there young 

Coot diveing in to get food for its young

  • We have seen similar action to this a few times recently Zo, it is really lovely to see


    Birding is for everyone no matter how good or bad we are at it,enjoy it while you can

  • In reply to Seaman:

    It is. I watched them for some time cause it was very entertaining and enjoyable watching them and I havnt seen coots feed there young before. Iv seen other birds feeding there young before though like Moorhens for example, not to say there isn’t othet birds where both parents feed there young but I it’s interesting that both of the parents look for food and feed there young rather than one parent.
  • More good photos Zo.

    The parents take a lot of care and time to feed and rear their young, even though sometimes, they can seemingly be harsh, and I have just the once, seen a coot eat a youngster. Why, I can only presume, it was weak, or possibly ventured to the wrong nest, because there seemed to be a plentiful supply of food, because the rest were carefully tended to as you'd expect.


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