...But it wasn't one of these little beauties on the Bridgewater Canal! Cycling along I found them hiding out under the motorway bridge. Whilst the adults were more than a little wary of me, the littl'uns were very approachable. I tried with these shots to set the scene of a happy family, the adults and the babies together. Harder than it looks, I settled for portraits in the end as the gloom of the M60 really adds to that orientation...!
...under the watchful gaze of the parent bird....!
They really are very cute, and are invariably shadowed by an attenedent retinue of camera-phone wielding commuters gawping their faces off at them!