Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Duckling invasion

Looks like I made an error in my count on Monday. It turns out that we have two new mothers, each with eight ducklings apiece. And they're all surviving so far. It does look like competition in the quad is going to cause trouble though - I've frequently seen these new mothers chasing away the large ducklings while their own brood is feeding. If the quad's food supply service keeps up, we might have an even more abundant year than I already thought we were having, but the feeders will constantly have to up their game as the chicks (seven + eight + eight = twenty-three), and their appetites, grow.

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