Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Last Of The Season ?

Very late hatch yesterday, I saw a mother duck with only one duckling. This is unusual because ducks usually have a much larger brood.

She has likely lost the others to the Crows, two of which are currently stalking this little one. The mother chased them off but they will continue until they get it. It's chances of survival are pretty slim with cold conditions, high river water, plus the predators. It's tough being a duckling !

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