Saturday, 14 April 2012

First Ducklings

The first River Nairn Ducklings that I'm aware of, have shown up this morning. One of the nesting Mother ducks that I've been monitoring, showed up for her usual feed with 7 little beauties in tow. The inclement weather immediately put paid to my joy, with a tremendous shower of hail that must have seemed like cannon balls to the ducklings. The hoodie crows may have already claimed some, for they have been watching the nest site for some days now. I can only hope that some of them survive the inevitable onslaught !

Update: this afternoon I arrived in time to see two hoodie crows trying to take more ducklings...there is now only 4 left.

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