This is why the world needs more lerts

by , under life

14 ducklings and their mother

This mother duck is alert– of the nineteen(!) newly-hatched ducklings I counted a fortnight ago and couldn’t take a picture of because Prima had the camera, she has fourteen left at a size that they aren’t an easy prey for any passing rat, cat or crow any more.I tried twice earlier to snap this brood, but they ran into the shrubbery every time at the sound of the camera bleep. This time I made it bleep well out of earshot, moved very slowly and circumspectly, and used maximum zoom.

be alert! sign

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