Tuesday, 13 August 2019

Five Alive

Surviving on the river is no easy feat for a duckling, predators like Crows, Gulls, Heron, Otters, Cats and dogs, all aiming to make a meal out of them. 

Having a good Mother is essential to watch for dangers and see off any potential threats. 

She will do her best to conceal them and hide them in plain sight as required.

About 3 weeks ago this mother turned up with 9 and has since lost 4 of them, the last was about a week ago. 

They are so slow to grow to a safe size, but I'm hoping these ones will make it, as they are now approaching the safety size. The Mother has done a fantastic job, and passing on her skills to the offspring.

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