Friday, 8 March 2013

On The Mend

Good news on the white duck, this afternoon she used the injured leg very cautiously for the first time in a week. With a bit of luck in another few weeks, hopefully she will regain full use of the leg. 

One of the cygnets returned to the river a few days ago, it stayed above the Merryton bridge away from the parents, but they chased it out as soon as they saw it. The ducks are in mating mode, but this winter cold snap will hopefully slow them down a bit. Last year was a disaster, with warm weather early March, then cold all the way through the following months.

It was fatal for the April -May ducklings with no insect life, and ravenous crows and seagulls ! This pic of the ducks was taken on 3rd April last year !

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