Category Archives: moorhen

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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December Ducks

We had a cold spell at the beginning of the month and I made sure the ducks and moorhens got plenty of suet and bird seed. There was still a non-frozen bit, as you can see in the photo. There … Continue reading

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November update

It’s been quiet as autumn arrived and there hasn’t been much to report. It’ll be manic again in the spring when the ducklings and their hunters (seagulls & herons) appear. One day recently I heard lots of gun shots so … Continue reading

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Autumn arrives

There is an end of season feel at the moment, and I’ve been off to the food store to ensure some treats for the ducks and moorhens on nasty weather days.  The drakes are looking splendid after their moult and … Continue reading

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The best time of the year

This is the best time of year for the ducks, in my opinion, as the ducklings that survived are mixing with adults and all is well. As autumn approaches they are going to be faced by horizontal rain and strong … Continue reading

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