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The red mist descends

As expected, the change in behaviour has been sudden. I’ve been feeding the ducks as usual but last Sunday several drakes were too aggressive and many refused to get out of the water. Some have even reverted to watching from … Continue reading

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♫ Things can only get brighter ♫

The weather forecast is cold for this week but it will be Spring-like soon, so I thought I’d take some photos if this can be regarded as the turning point of the year. There isn’t much cover about but a … Continue reading

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Into the New Year

Well we are now into the New Year and all is well….well nearly all. We’ve had a variety of weather conditions but nothing too drastic. A nice sunset to lull the ducks into a restful state before the fireworks at … Continue reading

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Nothing Doing….except the heron

My father used to describe wet and windy weather as ‘nice weather for ducks’. Well their favourite weather is hot and sunny when, after a period of sunbathing, they force themselves up and crawl into the shade. I’ve been on … Continue reading

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Intervention by humans

There have been many times I’ve felt tempted to intervene to save a duckling but it is futile. Their urge to be outside is so strong and they are unaware of the dangers. Last year a mother with 8 young … Continue reading

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The mystery duckling

Just a short message this morning, and it is best not to be premature with news until it is confirmed. Sandie had 9 ducklings, 5 light like her and 4 darker typical mallards. But yesterday there was one short – … Continue reading

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Six short films of this week’s blog

The two orphan ducklings, before they met up with the other pair Clive and Clara Coot feeding their chicks The robin hasn’t featured yet but here is doing his party trick (eating)

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