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Daredevil ducklings

Duration: 01:21

During the frenzy of summer activity on the river a brood of mallard ducklings encounters a weir for the first time, blissfully unaware of the danger. It's a ritual that takes place every year, almost a rite of passage. Though some teeter on the edge looking uncertain, others throw themselves into the game. It's all part of learning to navigate the river.

Available since: Tue 11 May 2010


John James
Camera Operator
Charlie Hamilton-James
Philippa Forrester
Charlie Hamilton-James

This clip is from

Natural World 2002-2003, My Halcyon River

3/17 A portrait of a British river, chronicling the the wildlife that lives in and around it.

First broadcast: 24 Nov 2002

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