Friday, 9 May 2008

Duck crazy

In a further update on our quad's duck situation, it now transpires that we have two mother ducks (or "mother duckers" to quote APM) that between them have eighteen (seven plus eleven) chicks. While all eighteen have yet to be seen at exactly the same time, the larger brood is at least eight chicks in strength. Thus far, there have been no obvious duck-on-duck hostilities, but eighteen chicks represent a substantial duck footprint on the quad's ecosystem (although their diets are augmented by a daily feed from a NOCS staffmember). More as it comes in ...

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