Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Black Backed Gull Victims

A Great black back Gull has been claiming many ducks in recent weeks.

It knows the ducks are vulnerable at this time of year as most of them are moulting and cannot fly, and ducklings who also cannot fly.

The sibling of the one I released recently has been killed a few days ago, and the mother of 5 ducklings had a lucky escape while protecting her brood. 

Saw her being grabbed, and started clapping my hands as I ran onto the Merryton bridge to allow her escape. She has a few ruffled feathers to show for it. These are dangerous times for the vulnerable water fowl.

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