15 May 2009

Save the ducks....

Last Saturday mum and dad went for a walk at a beauty spot not too far from home.Newmillerdam has a huge lake and walks all around it. There were lots of little ducks on the lake and quite a few nests. The plight of one lot of baby ducks had mum in a flap. There were quite a few people watching and wondering what to do. The little ducklings had all jumped down a big ledge at the edge of the lake and onto the fast flowing weir. They were of course unable to get back up to mum who watched from above. The water kept washing them back down ever time they got up to the top, but it was too high anyway to climb. Mum was saying cant we put a tree stump up for them to climb, cant we do this or that. It was also fenced off so would have meant a climb into danger for someone.

Just when everyone was getting realy worried, the little duck jumped down and calmly led the little ducks through the fast water and down under the bridge at the bottom. From there they swam serenely away to the other side. Mum ran across the road to see and they were all there at the other side. That then posed the problem of how did they get back accross the road. Dad was in no doubt the little duck would be fine.

That little duck made the huge problem look so easy and you could see her looking at the humans saying " Whats the problem " LOL

Take a look at some of the pictures. the ledge does not look as big in the pictures but it was..

Mum has some more pictures for tomorrow, when she has some funny one's of a mobile nest. LOL

Hugs to all GJ.

PS for some reason the post wold not scedule yesterday so mum had to pop it on when she came in from work. Trying again tonight.. GJ xx

The water was quite fast flowing..

Oh Babies....

Mum on the ledge above..

Some views of the walk round the lake..


Martha Basset said...

What great pictures! We are so glad that the little ducks were OK! Sometimes humans do fuss a bit but we thought it was nice that your mum wanted to help and not just walk on by.
It just goes to show that mums always sort thing out!
Have a lovely weekend.
Martha & Bailey xx
PS we saw on Khyra's post you are going to chase up Millie and Ben. As long as they are OK - just tell them we miss them!
We were worried Millie might have eaten the computer - or the house!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Furry nice pikhs!

Tank woo fur sharing them!

PeeEssWoo: Please tell your khousins I miss them!

Tracey and Huffle said...

Great pictures! I am so glad the baby ducks were okay. Mums always know what is best, don't they?

Huffle Mawson

The Taylor CatSSSSS said...

What wonderful pictures! The babies are just adorable!

Poppy Q said...

Thanks for showing up your lovely walk. The ducks certainly look happy.

The Creek Cats said...

The pictures are lovely!! The duckies are so cute!! Our mom would have been worried for the babies too. Glad to see they found a solution to the problem!

Alasandra said...

We are so glad Little Duck found a solution. That looks like a lovely place. ~S,S, C & F

Sweet Praline said...

What a wonderful story of a mother's love! Why czn't all the beans be the same way?

Furkidsmom said...

That Mommy duck knew just what to do! Thanks for sharing those great pics!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

Crochetoholic said...

Fantastic pictures...I understand we need to help out when we can...I always look out for the ducks at my local park and pond too!... :) those little ones are soooo cute!.... Miz Allie Cat's "bean" Meow

Patty Skypants said...

Good adventure!

The Creek Cats said...

Thanks so much to you and your mum for your kind and comforting words.

P.S. We had ducks in our yard today! Mom will post pic of them on her site next week.


Luna said...

Oah, these cutle little ducks ...we are glad to read that they are ok.
Lovely pictures of your walk! thank you for sharing!
Luna, Luzie and Olli

Eric and Flynn said...

We are glad the ducks found their way off the ledge. That looks a very pretty place to walk. Our Beans like Yorkshire and have been there several times.

Asta said...

Oh those awe lovely pictoowes.
What clevew little ducks and duck Mama. Mommi would have been tewwibly wowwied about them too.
smoochie kisses

The OP Pack said...

Whew, lucky baby duckies. That looks like a great place for a walk. Great pics too.

Tail wags, the OP Pack

The Island Cats said...

Beautiful pictures! Those little ducks sure are smart!

Tuck said...

Awww, those are cute little duckies! I'm glad they made it through their ordeal without a problem!

Gattina said...

It's sometimes really amazing what animal moms can do to protect their children ! I think they are much better than we humans !
It reminds me a photo I have seen where a cat carried her kitten over a very busy main street and had stopped all the cars !

Ludo van Doggy said...

Cute ducks!
How very nice of your Mum to want to help them but I glad she did not need to in the end.
~lickies, Ludo

Cliff and Olivia said...

What cute little birdies. We're sure glad they made it. Adventurous bunch.