mg 1984 - Coot survivor
Young coot at Little Venice 24 May 2015

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
mg 1995 - Coot survivor
Young coot & mother at Little Venice 24 May 2015

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.
mg 1990 - Coot survivor
The coots at Little Venice – definitely not camera shy!

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.