Friday, 22 February 2019

Dashing Drakes

Early Spring weather looks set to continue for some time yet with almost summer temperatures.
Remains to be seen whether this will turn out to be a curse or a blessing for the wildlife. 

Some birds likely to start nesting early if this weather continues, leaving the possibility that their hatches could suffer badly if winter returns.

Climate change now effecting the entire Planet.
Meanwhile the Ducks are pairing and bonding, and the Drakes looking their best at this time of year.

Dashing Drakes - like many species the males being the colourful ones and the females having plumage essential for camouflage and survival. For those who are unaware, some females have two partners, and only the females actually quack!

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