Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Duckling alert and rescue

We had a little bit of drama last night, so here’s a photo diary of events:
 
Two teensy ducklings plopped down into the water on their own from the island opposite us, but there’s no way back up for them…
 
Mum looks on in despair, her nest must’ve been up top somewhere…
 
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What a dilemma, does she stay on dry land and take care of the others…? Or does she go after them and end up with the whole brood in the drink…?
 
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Decision made, there’s only one thing she can do…
 
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Go to the rescue…
 
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And take the rest with her:
 
Reunited, she led them all somewhere safe…
 
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Aw, a happy ending at last…
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And she came to show off her brood today:
 
All 12 of them…!
 
Is this for me…?
 
Yep, must be…
 
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Didn’t take long for them all to catch on to the idea…
 
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Only 10 on this photo, because the other two were having an argument…
 
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All the other adult ducks stayed well out of the way while we were feeding them, which was very courteous and a bit strange too…
 
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Doesn’t usually stop them diving in and taking over…!

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