Moorhens

This is their second year on the canal, and they recently hatched two little chicks. They are incredibly cute. Lucky for them, the ‘gators seem to be elsewhere right now. I haven’t seen them in a while. All pictures are clickable for the larger size.Β moorhen-5-8-26-16

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I have no idea what that bird is on the far right. It hung out with the family a while, and they didn’t seem to mind.Β moorhen-1-8-26-16-sm

Have a great weekend. πŸ™‚

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10 Responses to Moorhens

  1. Helena Stone says:

    Very cute indeed. Thank you for sharing the beauty with me πŸ™‚

    • Fenraven says:

      πŸ™‚ One of the ducks has a newly hatched group of ducklings, too. They can breed all year ’round here, because of the nice weather. But somehow, it always balances out. Chicks grow up and find other water to inhabit, or they fill the stomach of some predator. Nature is wise. It’s only humans who are stupid enough to overpopulate.

  2. Jaycee Edward says:

    Great shots! Beautiful ducks, aren’t they?

  3. Allison says:

    I love the contrast in these pictures! Plus, how cool would it be to be a duck with that much style?

  4. diannegray says:

    They’re adorable! I think the bird on the right might be some kind of dove, but don’t quote me on that.

    • Fenraven says:

      Possible, but the only doves I’ve seen in the area are Mourning Doves, and they don’t look like that. When I have time, I’ll do a little research, see if I can’t nail it down.

  5. A.M.B. says:

    They are so adorable! Could the bird on the side be the juvenile of the species? I’m not familiar with this type of bird, but found this: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Common_Gallinule/id

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