Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Dutch canals and ducklings, ooops sorry baby coot in Rijswijk

 
In spring time the Dutch canals become the nesting place for a lot of birds: like the mallards (wild ducks) the coots, the geese in the Netherlands. Right in front of the entrance of my house a coot family has its nest and 3 weeks ago the 6 babies coot came out.
 
At the beginning they were black with funny red-yellow hairs (like hats) on the top of their heads...2 weeks after the colourful hairs disappear and they start to look more and more similar to their parents...The parents are now very busy fetching food (some green leave and other greenish pieces) out of the water and teaching them how to it themselves.

I made few videos as well: enjoy them:-)





10 comments:

Lies said...

Schattig, Jana !
Lie(f)s.

Kris said...

Jana,

Thank you so much for bringing the lovely photos of the ducks in Holland. They are so adorable and your videos captures them beautifully!

Filip and Kristel said...

Beautiful, they are already a bit bigger, when they are born they have red hear.

Greetings,
Filip

papillon said...

Sometimes it is really relaxing watching the ducks...., very nice pictures and videos, thanks.
J+C

dith said...

Jana, op het moment is er zo veel nieuw en leuk leven in de singels,
dat men lang kan blijven kijken. Jij hebt het heel mooi in beeld en video gebracht. Groetjes Dietmut

Barb said...

How nice to be able to watch them from your home!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

It was fun watching your uTube clips. Must be wonderful watching them grow. Looks like a lovely spot.

Salitype said...

almost sounded like they were talking to each other !

aligaga

Webbielady said...

They look familiar...looks like i've seen them before.... :=)

AVCr8teur said...

It is fun to watch the parents take care of them and watch the babies grow. The videos are cute and you can hear their little cries.