Look what we found amongst the lotus this afternoon!
We are so excited to see six chicks, after we had so wrongly presumed that Mr Moorhen had been deserted by his mate. Not deserted indeed, she was nesting in complete privacy amongst the reeds surrounding the dam. Only two days ago I saw both adults swimming together on the big dam, and I was pleased she had ‘come back’. Now the secret is out, and six little chicks are keeping the adults busy! Aren’t they gorgeous with their red heads, bare wing-tips and huge grey feet?
You can read about the adults when they first got together here https://dadirridreaming.wordpress.com/2011/12/21/dusky-moorhen-gallinula-tenebrosa/