Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Duck in peril

Today found us with two mother duckers with four chicks apiece. However, we eventually spotted a solitary chick sitting in the far corner of the quad. After determining that it could move around a bit, Adrian and I popped down to the quad to see if we could put it back with the other chicks. Although we were able to satisfy ourselves that it was healthy enough to cry for help and run away from us, we mostly succeeded in making it run for cover under one of the denser bushes. However, later in the day we were able to confirm that one of the mother ducks now had a flotilla of five chicks, suggesting that our straggler had founds its way back to mum. Still, the numbers are dropping off: we now have half the number of chicks that we started off with.

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