The dabchicks we have been watching in the park have abandoned their nest. My wife watched coots tear bits of the nest while the dabchicks splash-surfaced to try and scare them. A few hours later they had left. Still swimming around the pond, we hope they try another site.
The first time I’ve been in Victoria Park for a while. The pair of dabchicks we visited daily through lockdown and the summer are now on their second set of chicks.
Dabchick chicks seem to spend most of the time cuddling invisible under their parent’s wings. These two have come out for a look around. Photo from Victoria Park, 23 July 2020
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