Friday, 19 May 2017

Hard Life

As always ducklings have a hard time surviving, there is always something trying to eat them. One of our river brood was down to only one duckling yesterday, and I knew it's chances were slim. My fears were justified when It was gone this morning, it's a hard life being a duckling.

However hope springs eternal and we still have 15 duckling survivors in the river plus 8 in the Trust rescue aviary. 

In addition the duck with the dislocated wing has made a nest and laid some eggs in it. 

                         I have no idea whether they are fertilised, or she is just going through the natural egg laying time of year, time will tell. It's great to see her having a happy normal life even with the handicap of being unable to fly.

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