Moorhen chicks on the pond

by Mars

Our resident moorhens have had their chicks, and just like the mallard duckings they are tiny and adorable. With the ducklings gone, it’s really nice to be able to enjoy the moorhen chicks on the pond. We’ve posted some photos and very short video clips for your enjoyment.

Last year, we only saw two moorhen chicks, but this year there are a lot more. They’re not as easy to make out as ducklings when they’re on the water because they blend in, but by our latest count there were nine. They’re a lot easier to spot in the shallow water when they contrast against the algae.

Running on water
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