Monday, 25 April 2016

Aviary Takes Shape

In spite of adverse weather conditions, the new Aviary construction got under way today. After my usual trip to the riverside the weather turned really nasty, with icy squalls of hail and sleet showers blasting up the river. The mother duck that had 10 ducklings yesterday is now down to 4 and looks likely to lose them as well.

 Penny is sitting on eggs amid hail and sleet, and you have to admire these birds having to brave unseasonal temperatures in the middle of the hatching season. I was also told of another duck brood seen walking down the maggot road, survival in these conditions are slim to non existent. If I could save more I would.

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