Friday, 17 July 2009

Belated duck update

Because of my visits to Paris and Kentucky, I've not been able to keep tabs on the ducks. However, it appears that we still have most of those that were here before I went away. It's looking like we still have the group of seven large ducklings, plus two survivors from one of the smaller, more recent broods. It looks like the third brood that consisted of a single chick has vanished, however. That said, given the appalling weather this week, it's been difficult to get anything approaching a good headcount.

We may also have lost a couple of the seagull chicks, though again it's difficult to know if they're just under some shelter elsewhere. The top of the roof opposite can't exactly be the best place to sit with wind and rain battering you.

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