Tuesday, 7 June 2016

More Released - Crows Still a Menace !

Yesterday I released another mother and 3 ducklings at nearly 7 weeks old. Today I saw one of them dead and being eaten by a Crow ! 
The River ducklings stand little chance against these killers.

 These Crows will stop at nothing, and are ruthless predators, it seems ducklings need to be kept for 8 weeks before they can be considered safe from Crows.

                          I also passed on 5 male ducklings to a couple near Auldearn who have a pond and were looking for some Mallards. We have a disproportionate amount of drakes on the river, so hopefully this will help alleviate the problem.

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