The Young of 2019

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.

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Nige   Flickr

  • Awww, what a wonderful way to start off this thread with the young of 2019, mallard ducklings have to be one of the most beautiful chicks there are and well done Momma Mally protecting her offspring from the heron. Lovely photos Nigel.

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    Regards, Hazel 

    My Flickr. photo  link HERE 

  • It's a tough life out there, glad Mrs M protected the young this time, lovely to see the first of the year Nigel.

    Lot to learn