Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Residents Return

After 6 days Penny and Duke flew back together to the river this morning.  This came as quite a surprise to me, as six weeks ago it looked like Penny had got herself a new mate. Six days ago she and the new mate appeared to escort Duke out of the River for good.

This might only be temporary of course, but Duke was grunting and trying to bond with her today. Perhaps the new mate was just too young and unable to show the power required to chase Duke away.

Penny and Duke look absolutely stunning and in really good health. There will be much more happenings before the new season gets under way, as there will be challenges for the nest site in the new year.

Has Penny just decided to retire with Duke, or will she persist and try and get another mate? this space !

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