Saturday, 6 June 2015

Crow Deterrent

So far this season has been a disaster for ducklings, all hatches totalling 65 on the lower river that I am aware of have been killed by the Crows.

Having also taken 2 cygnets, these predators are without doubt the biggest threat to young birds on the riverside.

 The dead Crow that I placed on the island last week as a deterrent for the Swans has been well used.

The swans have now taken to sitting around the carcass and the Crows steer well clear of them - as the photos show.  Sadly this does not help the ducklings.

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