A good ducking

We stopped for elevenses in the form of a nice Cornish pasty… and were mobbed. There is no other way to say it. We went hunting ducklings, armed, I must stress, with no more than some duck-seed and our cameras… and we were mobbed.

The mallards were the worst offenders… no shame at all. Sitting or standing, we were stood upon. Nibbled.


And eventually …approved. At least as a source of food.

The robins seemed to aprove too.

But then, there are always robins, wherever we go…

Chaffinches too…

They all seemed quite happy to dine with us. But…those nice crispy duck pancakes? It’s not going to happen… that’s another thing off my list.

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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47 Responses to A good ducking

  1. jenanita01 says:

    wonderful ducklings, Sue!


  2. How wonderful. Apparently there are several families of new ducklings on the marina, but obviously we haven’t seen them as we normally would. It was nice to see the cygnets the other day though. At the moment, I am content to listen to the excited chatter of the fledgling sparrows in the gables opposite and watch the blackbirds feeding their babies on the fence.


  3. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Sue Vincent with a mob of ducks and robins.. and some very cute ducklings.. my kind of day… feathered friends..

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  4. Worse things to be mobbed by. 😁


  5. Adele Marie says:

    How wonderful, Sue. xxx


  6. Bernadette says:

    LOL! It would be easy to become a vegetarian faced with such adorable little ducklings.


  7. fransiweinstein says:

    WOW! I have a feeling you didn’t get to eat much of your snack 😊


  8. amreade says:



  9. No duck pancakes, huh? The more we spend time with the other wonderful creatures of the planet, the harder to see them as food. Cute photos. It looks like great fun πŸ˜€


  10. As you can imagine I loved this post. I love a good Cornish Pasty, or almost any Cornish pasty to be honest and, of course, crispy duck is not my menu, although I used to love it in days of yore


  11. I also can’t eat duck, amongst a number of other meat products, Sue. The pictures of all the birds are lovely.


  12. I love them! All the other birds are beautiful too but the ducklings definitely have the cute factor. xxx


  13. willowdot21 says:


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  14. These ducklings are adorable. Thanks for sharing these great photos. πŸ™‚


  15. What a wonderful way to be mobbed! I’m horribly allergic to duck, so i’m no threat to any of the little feathered honeys.


  16. Rae Longest says:

    Dee-lightful! Simply ducky!


  17. Eliza Waters says:

    Adorable! ❀


  18. Widdershins says:

    Duckletses!!! πŸ˜€


  19. Those little ducks in the last picture as adorable! πŸ™‚


  20. dgkaye says:

    Omg, reminds me of the Hitchcock movie The Birds πŸ™‚


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