This is the third day since the Dusky Moorhen chicks appeared on the dam. At first there were six, but on the second morning there were only five, and they are all still present. The parents are very busy feeding the young, taking them not only the length and breadth of the house dam, but also through the lily pond and into the big dam. Their loud cheeping call sounds as they move along, and the young pipe back just as sharply, staying in touch as they scramble over waterlily leaves or through reeds and swim bravely across water. Naturally they hug the reedy edges, keeping close to cover when they can. When I went out with the camera this morning the mother called all the young underneath her for safety. Enjoy the slideshow! I have added the images again below so you can see them more clearly too.