Sunday, 11 July 2010

Meanwhile, in Saltaire...

You seemed to enjoy visiting Ilkley - but meanwhile, what's been happening in Saltaire whilst we've been away? Well, proud Mama Mallard has hatched a SECOND brood of ducklings. The first lot are well grown up now - must be, because you can't tell which ducks they are. (They can't all have been eaten, can they? I watched them thrive until they got quite big.) One of my favourite things is to watch ducklings scurrying about. They move so fast, on land or in the water, and look so purposeful - but they aren't! Quite comic. It's also hilarious watching them trying to jump up onto the canal bank. Like most baby things, they're sweet.

11 comments:

  1. Very sweet :)

    And yes, totally hilarious watching them trying to jump out onto the bank. The size they are, I'm amazed they ever make it!

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  2. She looks like a stern Mother Duck. The chicks are so cute and fun to watch.

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  3. Clever girl having two litters!!!Do you speak duck?

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  4. We have a duck crossing on a large four lane raod near my house. Lots of ducks and geese go back and forth between about six ponds in a large park.Some wild ones get pretty tame.

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  5. There's just a hint of drill sergeant in the way the mother duck carries herself. :)

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  6. Very cute! She must be a good mother.

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