Is that mum?

No, it most certainly isn’t, but a whole flotilla of ducklings seem confused.

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It’s the early 1980s and my son, aged about 4, is playing with his toy yacht. It did sail and blow in the wind, but we adults insisted on a line back to land being held, just in case of a capsize. I’m afraid the location has gone unrecorded on the slide – parents will know how short of time you are with two little children to cope with but I think it is a millpond at Swanage.

The ducklings seem to have abandoned mum – surely not all hers – and are following the toy yacht.

I guess it is the natural curiosity of the young.

 

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