Me and Chickpea are lucky enough to live near a small lake and every spring we eagerly await the arrival of the new season of ducklings. The broods vary from just a couple to over twelve. Sadly these large broods don't survive very long and each day the numbers dwindle: foxes, cats, seagulls, who knows? A few weeks ago we noticed this lovely little yellow duckling who stood out amongst his (still cute) but normal coloured siblings. We've been walking round the lake on a regular basis to check on his/her progress. I'm pleased to report that it's still alive! And slowly turning grey-white - I wonder what colour s/he'll turn out?