Most animals are pretty reliable, and their behaviour is generally predictable. Yet for all that wildlife watching is a continual source of surprise, difference and delight. Take these three sequences of young animals seen today.
The young ducklings are doing what all young ducklings do when it's raining. They huddle up close to mum.
Herring gulls aren't quite so cuddly, and their young have only each other for warmth. The gulls, incidentally, are several weeks older than the ducklings but are still much less independent.
Fox cubs, on the other hand, enjoy a bit of rough and tumble!