The holiday season is here!
How do I know? Nowhere to park, the beach is packed and the dog restrictions came into force on May 1st. On May 2nd, it was announced that anyone caught with their dog on the restricted beach face a fine of £75 (that is as well as the £1000 fine if you don’t clear up after it).
To be honest, today has a feel good factor of 15 out of 10 because the weather continues to be glorious, and people are out in the paddle and rowing boats on the lake. Such a contrast to the Easter Bank Holiday when everything was ready, but the weather didn’t oblige.
I wish Mum was here as she would have loved seeing these little beauties:
Yes, our first batch of ducklings have hatched and Momma duck has 11 babies!
All being well, most, if not all, should survive as there are no fish (or pike) in the lake, the geese are busy looking after their own, and I haven’t seen cormorants or herons here. If the weather turns stormy though, the gulls will come inland but hopefully the Momma ducks will be able to keep their babies safe on Goose Island.
Aren’t they just gorgeous?
One little chap has slightly different plumage to the rest (you can see him clearest in the top photo, 3rd duckling from the left) but it was not unusual to see yellow ducklings on the marina or when we were in Lincolnshire before.
You might be wondering how the goslings are getting on.
There were a group of adults up on the bank and I could see some of the babies. However, there were a lot of people with dogs about (I had Maggie with me too) so I didn’t attempt to get too close, so I’m not sure if they were all together today in a creche.
The picture on the left was taken last week, and the one on the right today.
Don’t they grow fast!
All pictures in this post are my own.