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.
My Flickr. photo link HERE
Lot to learn
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