WATCH: A snippet of springtime in Northumberland

This video shows fluffy moorhen chicks getting using the lily pads for support as they cross a pond in Northumberland with their mother.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 19 May, 2016, 14:19

If you're feeling stressed, you're sure to feel more tranquil after watching this video which has a backing track of birdsong.

It was shot by our photographer Jane Coltman during a visit to the Wallington estate, west of Morpeth, which is owned by the National Trust.

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Moorhens on a pond at Wallington. Picture by Jane Coltman
One of the moorhen chicks in the pond at Wallington. Picture by Jane Coltman
Moorhens on a pond at Wallington. Picture by Jane Coltman