Yes, it's already that time of year when the little ones start to pop up. Anyone can add photos or stories regarding this years young.
(I don't think anyone else has already started this for 2019 but let me know if there is one somewhere that I missed)
Last year's thread is HERE
At Marshside yesterday I was surprised to see a couple of young Mallards with mum and dad but then today I saw another Mallard mum trying to herd 7 little ones who were doing a fine impression of random particles, heading in every direction as fast as they could possibly go. I suspected disaster when they passed in striking distance of a fishing Heron, but Mum put herself noisily in the way at the last moment and the Heron didn't try to get past her.
"Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again"
Lot to learn
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I was looking for this thread yesterday but couldn't find it.
Record shot (through the window) from me too.
An ugly Coot-ling.
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In reply to TeeJay:
TeeJay said:An ugly Coot-ling.
Saw some featured in 'Land of the Wild' first episode last night ... of course I had to mention that I'd just seen your lovely pic!! Lost count of the number of times I actually told OH that I'd seen this & that mentioned on CF!
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There's another two tucked under her. :-)
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