While one of the birds stayed in the nest, her mate was ventured off to collect building materials. But finding them wasn’t exactly easy.
“As the banks are quite steep, the coot was having to swim a long way to fetch twigs,” Bailey told The Dodo.
So, Bailey and his wife thought it would be nice to help. They gathered some twigs and sticks on shore and began placing them in the water near the nest. It didn’t take long for the bird to recognize exactly what they were doing.