Monday, 30 June 2008

Duck update

While away at AMEMR, both duck families survived and prospered, with no losses over the whole week. However, arriving at work today, it appears that two of the new chicks have perished, and that we're back to two mothers with three chicks between them. On the up-side, the two surviving chicks from the original brood are coming along in leaps and bounds. Both are now quite large and have begun developing their flight feathers. No sign of them taking to the air just yet, but it can't be too long now.

In other news, some of the nesting seagulls have finally produced some chicks. On the roof opposite we appear to have three actually quite large chicks. They're not as appealing as the duck chicks are/were, but they still have some charm. Photos to follow.

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