Friday, 2 June 2017

Ducklings Doing Well

In spite of the disappointment of Penny and Dukes failure to produce any cygnets this year, we still have new life on the river and beyond.

The 11 surviving ducklings on the river are doing well and virtually safe from the Crows and Heron. The Black backed gull is likely to be the biggest threat, and perhaps the Otter.

Meanwhile I know of a large brood of 14, even bigger than  the river ducklings that are still thriving in the Merryton area. 

The eight orphans and the two recently hatched ones at the Trust rehab centre are also in fine fettle. There will be others scattered around the Town still nesting, and with the summer weather, the vigorous vegetation growth the chances of continued survival are good. 

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