Sunday, 2 April 2017
Duke On Guard
Having been back only a week, Duke is thriving and getting on well with Penny. He has taken on the full mantle of responsibility for the territory and the island nesting site.
It is obvious to me he has done this many times before, knows exactly what his duties are and what to do. The spring weather is suiting all the birds right now and most of them have already started nesting. I think we might see a lot of hatched ducklings by the end of April.
Penny will be at least 15 this year, possibly 16, so maybe her egg laying capacity will be reduced, we will see.