Monday, 8 August 2016

Call Ducklings and Others



The Mother duck with 11 ducklings has been stuck in the aviary for a month now, but as luck would have it she started to moult a few days ago. This means she will be unable to fly for at least 2 weeks, this allows me to let her and the 11 ducklings out into the garden for a welcome break. They were running around and diving into the tubs, and having a good chew at the grass. By the time she regrows her new feathers it will be time to release them back to the river.




Meanwhile the call ducklings, are enjoying life and a nice paddle around the wash hand basin. They seem happy with human contact, unlike the mallard ducklings - short movie clip below.

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