I counted 24 baby moorhens from several different families at the Largo Nature Preserve in mid-May. It’s that time of the year when these crazy looking babies with the big yellow feet are everywhere. They are so funny to watch, always chasing after Mom for a snack. One parent had 4 babies. Two of them had one eye that was still closed. I’m not sure how long they will survive with only one eye. Especially the tiniest darker feathered one. He stayed on the plant while the other ones swam around and stayed close to mom.
At this phase of life, only a mother could love that face. Nicely captured images.
Oh, my! Wonderful captures of these babies.
Great images bit they are so ugly when they are very young
So homely that they’re cute! Even grown-up moorhens have big feet — they really look huge on these little ones!
Nice captures of the babies, Dina! We have them here too 🙂
They look so cute! Nice photos!