Having ten children is hard. Ask my mum; she was one of ten. It’s a constant struggle to keep them all fed and clean. You’ve got to admire my grandmother for doing it at the same time as you admire the introduction of birth control. Large families are often a feature of ducks and this female Mallard has ten ducklings to care for:
Unfortunately it’s in the dirtiest and most polluted section of the Dove Stone Reservoir:
It’s full of plastic drinks bottles, sweet wrappers and assorted rubbish.
A Mars a day helps pollute a waterway:
There must be some sort of chemical pollution here as well:
It’s essential we vastly reduce our consumption of products in plastic for our sakes but also for all of our wildlife:
This duck in filth, chemical pollution and plastic would appreciate us all taking greater care.
It’s also worth thinking about it being a reservoir of water for human consumption. Is this what we want our shared world to be?