While we were at Erddig last weekend it was lovely to watch all the Coot chicks on the ponds.
There were loads of young chicks still being fed by their parents...
...and were quite happy to come close for a photo.
These younger chicks were all on a small pond near the flower beds.
Over on the big pool older juveniles were fending for themselves.
I managed to get within a few feet as they are so used to the visitors.
No chance of getting this close to them on my local river... their far more wary...