Monday, 2 October 2017

Ducklings Doing Well

The last duckling brood are alive and well, growing at a pace and little wings starting to form. Seems like this mother has cracked the secret of having a successful brood by hatching in someone's garden with a pond later in the season. 

This ensures adequate food supply with no competition in a reasonably safe environment.
Once discovered and attacked by predators ( in this case a cat ), the mother took them down to the river where they have been thriving, thanks to the Trust daily supply of food. These ducklings will have learned all the skills of survival from their mum.

Meanwhile on my patch, Limpy and Disco are getting closer and I'm pretty sure next season will see them having young ones together.

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