Friday, 2 May 2014

Killer Crows

As expected in less than a week the Crows have devastated the first few broods of ducklings, and likely to do much more in the coming weeks. I witnessed a very new attack by one Crow this week when it lifted a duckling from the water, this is a newly acquired skill and means the chances of survival for ducklings on the river is almost nil. The mother with 12 has only one left !

The first two broods of 18 ducklings are all gone except for one, and I don't give much for it's chances. 

Another Duck turned up yesterday with 9 and today this is down to 8. It's pretty heartbreaking stuff.

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