Monthly Archives: April, 2008

All 3 baby Moorhens are…

All 3 baby Moorhens are ok 🙂 but mum Coot is still sitting on the nest so I didnt see any baby Coots. The duckling below the weir at the Mill yesterday was nowhere to be seen 🙁 but I will keep an eye out for it over the next few days. One Moorhen has […]

I saw the baby…

I saw the baby Moorhens today, all 3 of them 🙂 Not a very good photo but it shows one of them… … I didnt see any Baby Coots as mum was still sitting on its nest and I assume it/they are there keeping warm. I did see s Duckling below Cogglesford Weir on its […]

A sad sight…

A sad site today, a female Mallard was on the side of the river dead, I assume that it had succumbed to the ‘over eager’ Drakes, this was sad in itself but there was a Drake sitting next to her, these two were all alone so I assume the Drake was her ‘mate’ He looked […]

We went much much further…

We went much much further downstream today as we had been led to believe that a pair of swans may be nesting, however there was just a yearling cygnet which would not still be with its parents if they were nesting/breeding, so it seems were were on a ‘wild goose (swan) chase’ 🙂 There seems […]

I think the family…

I think the family in yesterdays post is now below Cogglesford Mill weir again, it certainly looked like mum and there were 14 ducklings with her, this would mean we have lost 4 (I think). I did not see any more large families upstream either, and because of this and that fact that mum is […]

I did my good deed for the day….

Walking downstream past Cogglesford Mill Alan and I saw a mum with quite a large batch of ducklings and she was heading towards the Mill. I have seen this before and the mum sometimes takes the ducklings up the slope, over the Mill walkway, jumps into the Slea and then continues upstream through the Mill […]

Still lots of…

Still lots of ducklings but it is impossible to say which is in which family. I did only see 2 of the ‘larger’ ducklings when last time I saw them there were 3, hopefully the other one was around somewhere as they are now big enough to wander alone. I am really worried about ‘Lucky’ […]

I did not see…

I did not see ‘Lucky’ again this morning 🙁 I did see quite a few ducklings but it was too hard to determine how many and which family they belonged to, however I did see the 3 slightly bigger ducklings again so they are doing well now. The hilight was seeing a Water Vole and […]

Good news and bad news…

Bad news first, the mum who had 20 ducklings on Friday now has only 14, but I was expecting worse after the weather we have had the last few days. There was also a few other ducklings about but it is now hard to know which family is which. The good news (well mainly good) […]

We have another 4 or 5

We have another 4 or 5 families of ducklings and one family has 20 ???? I could not find mum or any of the 4 ducklings that have been around for the last few days 🙁 I just hope they were hiding somewhere. I went to Spalding yesterday and walked along the river, I spoke […]

We now only have…

We now only have 4 ducklings 🙁 I just do not know what happens to them 🙁 Today I did see 3 Dabchicks and the Coots definitely look like they are nesting 🙂 as is a Song Thrush who I will try and keep a close eye on to see any progress, also saw a […]