Lots of of our visitors want to know what happens to the ducklings and/or eggs they see when they visit so here’s an update.
Of the Easter ducklings we have one female, deep dark greeny black called Saffy, and two males. Sir Francis Drake, the dark green male, and Grey Drake are beginning to challenge big Old Man Specs for his position as Top Duck.
The Heron Three
Of the seven ducklings that hatched on the wall by Mill Cottage in June we have three teenagers. Sadly, we lost three to a hungry heron, and Polo, the duck with the web with the hole, didn’t recover from the attack. The Heron Three are fit and healthy with adult plumage, two grey and one dark green and black, and are beginning to take flying lessons.
The Two-Mum Duo
Grey Duck hasn’t really ever got it. She abandoned her twelve eggs to play aunty and foster mum to Mrs Duckel’s Easter three, going swimming with them and baby-sitting. This time, she’s hatched two ducklings and is playing aunty again – White Duck has abandoned her eggs and taken over as mother. The cutest soft brown duckling is hers.