There you are having a quiet afternoon paddle with your partner. Suddenly the cygnets join you and are all squawking and asking to join in. You do with pride but keeping any control is a challenge.
Then of course there are those essential skills to master- preening ones feathers.
As ever that nosy duck from up the steam comes to look on and give advice. Very soon we are all having to get a diploma for Satisfactory Standard at Preening Feathers. (SSPF- to those who have one already).
Talk about ‘elves and safety