Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Duck count

Last Friday we had 7 (first brood) and 4 (third brood) ducklings in the quad. Over the weekend the latter appear to have been thinned to a single chick, who's now sitting uneasily next to an adult male who might not have his/her best interests at heart. The members of the first brood continue to grow ...

No sign of any seagull chicks yet, and no hint of any further depredation by the seagull adults on the ducklings. Maybe they just wait until we're not looking?

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