Saturday, 30 April 2016

Record April Rescues

This month has seen a new record for bird rescues by the Trust. 

Four broods totalling 44 ducklings and 3 mother ducks. Two of the ducklings died through freak accidents, leaving 42 alive and well.

Last year we had 4 duckling broods for the whole season, we have already passed that amount on the last day of April.
Until I get some of these released safely to the river, I will not be able to take any more. The Crows and Gulls have taken two broods of 9 and 10 that I'm aware of, so we are one step ahead of them so far this year. The appalling cold weather would have killed off any chance of these broods surviving, at least now they have a chance.

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