A more cheerful post than last…….. sort of

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.

duck and ducklingsThis 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.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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9 Responses to A more cheerful post than last…….. sort of

  1. scifihammy says:

    Aw cute little ducklings šŸ™‚

  2. Ducklings are just the cutest! I hope that you see number three again soon!

    • I saw Mum, Dad and the two little ones twice yesterday, so if this is the original family, then I think sadly one has been lost. I don’t know how many ducklings there are here, but I’m sure it will be a lot more.
      People here are getting excited as the swan eggs should be hatching soon too!

      • I can’t wait to see the swans!

        And it’s sad to hear that the one duckling may be gone – though I think it happens a lot (and is probably the reason they have so many ducklings in the first place).

      • Swan post posted yesterday (with pics). It appears the final egg has been abandoned and both parents and babies were on the river this morning, but too far away for me to ‘snap’. Hopefully they’ll go past the boat and I can get more shots then. They are gorgeous!

      • I saw that new post after I saw the old one – I was a bit behind (that’s what the ol’ job will do to you!). I can’t wait for you to snap some more pics!

      • The swans have now deserted the nest (and left the last egg) and are on the other side of the river bank at the moment. I must get into the habit of putting the camera in my pocket every time I go out…………. I’ve missed the ducklings family three times!!!!!!.

      • I do the same – I just leave the phone when I walk Choppy, then wish I had it!

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