Ducklings ashore, Wightwick Mill Lock

Ducklings ashore, Wightwick Mill Lock

Ducklings ashore, eating grass on the edge of Wightwick Mill Lock. Four of the five just carried on eating undisturbed as I walked past a yard or so away on the footpath, with just one diving into the water for safety. I couldn’t see the parents.

Almost certainly the same brood I had seen some days earlier, when only recently hatched, on the water nearer to Compton.