Yesterday something exciting happened. Well in my eyes at least. I've photographed signets (baby Swans) before and have longed to see ducklings in person and then this morning on the walk home from work, I was surprised with this sight crossing the road around the corner from my house!
I literally ran the 300ft (100 yards) to my house, grabbed my camera and ran back to the scene of the cuteness to snap away.
Thankfully for the ducks a very nice man escorted the along the road to shield them from passing cars, and left them to it after they eventually all managed to climb up the curb. The photo above is the mother and siblings waiting on the few stragglers to get up onto the path, bless them I wish I could of helped but the managed in the end.
As they waddled away along the path and across the grass, I was worried that she was leading the 12 under a week old ducklings off a very steep drop into the river in which the tide was out!
Mother knows best of course and they all took the dive in their stride, the male (I assume Father) meeting the family just a meter or two away.
They then had a walk toward the water, both parents took it in turns to be vocal about their feelings toward a nearby crow and then had a bit of a swim, sticking their bottoms up occasionally while getting their breakfast.
I carried on watching their morning activities for a good 25 minutes until I realized my fingers were completely numb, so reluctantly said my goodbyes and headed home.
You've no idea how thrilled I am to of been able to witness such fabulous acts of nature, literally on my doorstep. I hope you enjoyed these few photos!