A few Common Gallinule chicks were paddling around at the edge of Mary’s House Pond. They moved out into the water a bit as I drove by and I captured these out the car window.
This one seemed to suddenly realize his mates had moved off without him.
Wait for me!
Where’d they go?
An adult wasn’t far off, showing how to get a meal.
Safety in numbers, the family stuck pretty close together.
Bear Island Wildlife Management Area, SC
August 31, 2022