Monday, 11 July 2016

Blondie Brood

Yet another joyous day, as Blondie turned up with a brood of 11, none of which are Blond. She has been nesting late, after the death of her sister earlier in the season.

Hopefully hatching later will be to her advantage, as there is much more cover and food available for all species.

In addition all the Drakes are moulting and she is less likely to be pounced on. She was reared by the trust three years ago and successfully had some ducklings last year, initially cared for by the trust. 

This season she will have to do it all herself, as the trust is fully committed at present. I watched today as she warned off some interested Drakes, her biggest threat will be Crows and Gulls.    

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