Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Fifty Five - Still Alive !

The injured duck has diligently managed to retain 8 of her brood so far.  She has steadfastly kept close to them since hatching 18 days ago. 

They are fast reaching the point of safety from Crows and Herring gulls. In a matter of days they should be able to start consuming poultry pellets and some seeds. 

The other 2 mother ducks have held onto 2 and 4 ducklings, and am hopeful they will also survive to fledging.

We also have another group of 5 that were hatched some time ago, and doing very well. If all current ducklings survive, this will make a total of 55 successfully saved and reared on the lower river this year.

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