Thursday, 19 May 2016


Over the last few months we have had a pair of “Mallard” almost resident in the garden. I put “Mallard” in quotes as the drake is certainly one but the female is a mix of “domestic call duck” and wild Mallard.

Anyway recently she decided to lay a clutch of eggs in a quiet part of the garden and 2 days ago they hatched out and she has 12 ducklings in her brood, they have been seen feeding in some leaf litter close to the nest site today.

Some of the neighbours are concerned that they may make a move to the brook sometime soon so they are keeping a watch in case we have to provide an escort for them.

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