Hurrah!! We’ve seen our first ducklings here on the marina!
Mum and three babies paddled frantically past the boat the other evening, but sorry guys, I wasn’t quick enough getting the camera (we know where they are so I shall try and get a pic soon).
Today, it would appear there are now only two, unless, as I’m hoping, this is another little family as Dad was in the vicinity.
This isn’t my picture, but it gives you an idea of how tiny these little fluff balls are at the moment.
There are pike in the basin, so babies like these are easy pickings for them, as well as for the heron, which has also been keeping vigil along the bank. We saw him catch a small fish the other day having stood motionless in the reeds for over five minutes.