Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Bird life

No change in the quad. We've still got the same 9 chicks (7; 2), and we've still got our seagull on the roof opposite. The latter is spending most of its time away, but still pops back every now and again.

I'm now waiting for the ducks, at least the first batch, to try flying out of the quad. At the moment they seem to be doing very little down there, possibly because their mother is long gone. In continuing a pattern of neglect that would have the authorities round for a human, duck mothers don't even appear interested in making sure their offspring take to the wing. Not so with the seagulls, who periodically, but gently, "bullied" their chick into the air.

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