Sunday, 22 May 2011


A shorter walk this morning in the very blustery winds and occasional spots of rain.  We too a walk around the lakes of Straw's Bridge to 'check on' the ducklings.  Remember the family of ten ducklings I mentioned on 27th April?
Well, the mothering skills of this particular duck have been well learned and, surprisingly, the whole family is still together and still numbering all ten youngsters.
There really are still ten of the little darlings huddled together, before one of them decided to strike out for a swim on his own.
Now reaching a size where they should be more able to look after themselves, they are nevertheless, still being looked after by mum who keeps a constant, watchful eye on her brood and on any passers-by.  including us.
Goodness!  How quickly they've grown.
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