Monthly Archives: March, 2009

There are still a few…

There are still a few ducklings about but not as many as a week or so ago, but the ones that remain are getting a bit bigger. I saw a dead female Mallard which was obviously drowned by about 4 males trying to mate with her, and they were still mating with her when she […]

Seems quite a while since I have seen…

Seems quite a while since I have seen a Water Vole on the Slea, but here is a bad picture of one today… …the Duck with 21 ducklings only seemed to have 16 today so it looks like we have lost 5. The ducklings were struggling a bit to swim against the current which is […]

No sign of the…

No sign of the (now only) 2 duckling family, I suppose they have perished 🙁 There was a Mum with 21 (yes TWENTY ONE) ducklings this morning. The Coot was on Lollycocks Pond as Graham had mentioned and I saw Stiff Legs. I have seen 2 ducks nests during my walks, one is very safe […]

Yesterday we had…

Yesterday we had 5 ducklings (down from 7) and today we only have 4 🙁 The ducklings and mum seem to come out of the water a lot I think so that mum gets away from the male ducks, but it does mean that they are prone to attack from dogs both on leads and […]

We have some…

We have some ducklings 🙂 Apparantly there were 9 ducklings on Wednesday, sadly only 8 yesterday and only 7 today, I just hope the remaining ones survive the cold nights we are due. Its very early for Slea ducklings as normally its the beginning of April when we see the first family. The 2 Swans […]