Friday, 24 July 2009

Duck plateau

The quad's duck population is still holding more-or-less (well, "less" mostly) constant with two cohorts of seven and two ducklings respectively. It's been difficult to count them with the weather this week, but the larger ducklings are also making things difficult by not hanging around in a single group any more. So there may not be seven of them, but it seems unlikely.

The roof opposite now only has a single seagull chick, but it's making a lot of progress, and has started practising flying this week. Only little hops to catch the wind so far, but it's already able to stay in the air for a few seconds, and it looks like it would easily manage more if push came to shove.

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