We took some seed up to the lake again this afternoon to feed the ducks.
I don’t know if it’s Maggie’s yellow jacket they recognise or us, but we’ll be walking along and suddenly ducks start coming in our direction either by sea or air sotospeak!
We pick a place by the bridge as there’s a bench Hubby can sit on while I spread the goodies.
I was chatting away to my feathered friends (as you do) when I felt a nudge on the back of my knee. I thought it was Maggie, but when I turned round it was this cheeky chap (or chappess as I haven’t worked out how to tell the difference yet). That’s my foot by the way.
Signage throughout the park says not to feed the geese, but if they happen to muscle in on the ducks, that’s fair enough. This one looked adoringly up at me so how could I refuse?
Now that my bag was empty, we left them all pecking away to their heart’s content and continued round the lake.
We saw one female mallard with three babies close to the island, but when we got to the other side, we hit the jackpot.
This proud Momma had ten!
All pictures taken this afternoon, 30th April 2019.