Monday, 8 June 2009

Telkkä poika

As spring moves into summer there's lots of new activity round the local ponds.

These cute little fellas are skimming around the ponds like little speed boats!

Perhaps unlike other birds, they're quick on the uptake of getting food for themselves, and this one is just eyeing off what's in the water below about to dive down and get a mouthful of something.

I don't know what they're powered by but they seem to motor along at quite a few knotts for a little ball of fluff.

Mother ducks like this Telkka (golden eye ducks) are busy keeping an eye on what moves around the water edge as raising their kids isn't an easy job for a single mother and for some reason Dad is not around with these guys.


But hey ... at least they feed themselves

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