Tuesday, 24 May 2016

More on Molly

Ducklings still doing well, though she lost one a few days ago and is down to 11, but not bad going. They've found a regular food source.

Red Kite and Carrion Crow showing a keen interest in them, but I saw the mother chase off a Carrion Crow today, and the Rooks generally hassle the Kites. The family spend the day either on the brook or touring the gardens.

Two of the mother's siblings from last year are also paired up (female looks very similar but no limp, male is more wild-type but browner with white chest), suspect they may be laying somewhere nearby.

Also a Moorhen brood on the brook for the ducklings to play with.

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