‘You cannot be serious!’ – seems apt as a comment from the ducklings to their mother. I watched these youngsters for a good 10 minutes or more, struggling against the flow and the sight of the waterfall in front of them, while their mother stood by. I have no idea how she thought her youngsters would get up the fall.
I did admire the courage of the youngsters, some disappeared behind the fall before being shot out again by the flow. If I’d had a bucket, a pair of wellies and some steps to get down to the river I might have been inclined to do a rescue job. (Though, I’m sure I’d have made matters worse as the ducklings would have scattered and there was an outside chance the mother might abandon them altogether.)
Yes, they did come together again – though strangely the ducklings continued to swim up the ‘rapids’ – then I saw the Drake still on the top section – maybe it was him that started the whole episode off in the first place!!.