Sunday, 3 July 2016

Still Hatching

Ducks on the river are still hatching, I am hopeful that even more are yet to arrive. 

Lovely to see that there are currently 3 mums still holding on to some ducklings, we have a mother with 1 another with 3 and the latest mother with 9 who was nesting on the swans island. She already lost some eggs to the gulls earlier in the season and I knew she was having a second attempt. The heavy vegetation growth is now very much to their advantage for avoiding detection by predators. 

The biggest threat now is people spotting and throwing bread to them, this only alerts the gulls and crows now feeding their own young. 

Meanwhile the Swans and other birds are busy feeding their young too.  

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