It is spring and the birds are building their nests. Unfortunately, for these water hens it means using what they can find in their direct environment. In the Leuwehaven area, in Rotterdam, it is essentially broken branches, waste and dirt from the surrounding local shops. I don't know what kind of life it will be for the chickens (you can see the eggs under the mother's belly), but it is still a bit sad to realize they will be born amongst oily jerrycans and pieces of pipes rather than straw and feathers.
Pictures from Picasa still don't work, apparently. I'll update this post later to show you the actual pic.
Update: As promised, here is the actual picture. Still no news from Picasa, Google or Blogger... :-(