Yesterday, I posted about the awesome night herons (and their lunch!) that I saw at Buckley Falls. As it was a Seth day, the schedule was based around what he wanted to do. Which, being a 7 year old, was to climb over rocks.
There was skinks near those rocks. And other families. And, as I noticed on the way back, some dusky moorhen chicks.
These guys were teeny weeny. They were well hidden so many of the photos turned out to be blurry. I’d been experimenting with black and white photography (to teach Glenn), so accidentally forgot to change settings.
It looked like a couple of families were hanging out together. The chicks would hang out in an enclosed area surrounded by rocks and move out whenever they felt safe. Too much noise/movement? They would go back to hide. They didn’t even need encouragement, which I thought was rather interesting.
Was lovely to see unexpectedly find them 🙂 I had been looking for chicks on any description (birds, I mean :P) at Balyang but had only seen the occasional group of ducklings. I’m assuming they are hiding elsewhere. I now need an Eurasion coot family to complete my mental collection.