I was going to
waffle on about discuss imprinting in wildfowl. I was perhaps going to mention Konrad Lorenz (younger viewers may not remember black and white film of a bloke walking around with loads of geese following him). I might have even mentioned his membership of the Nazi Party. I was going to read some books and get some info and stuff. To elucidate and enlighten and perhaps entertain. Unfortunately, to justify all that nonsense, I needed a second view of a bird at a local park to check that my initial assumption was correct. Basically, because the initial assumption was interesting, but unproven (that's science kids).
Instead of all that, I proffer a picture and a brief synopsis (an abstract mayhaps) of what I might have
waffled on about discussed had I found this bird last night, when in fact I found not much at all.
You see that Tufted Duckling? It thinks that the Mallard is it's mother.