Monthly Archives: April, 2009

I did not see any…

I did not see any of the 5 Baby Moorhens near the Mill again so I have to assume they did not survive 🙁 Although I cannot tell 1 Moorhen from another by visual recognition, I do believe the parents of these 5 babies are the same that held this territory for the last couple […]

I am still not sure…

I am still not sure what or if anything has happened to the 5 baby Moorhens towards the Mill. They were again not on the water but an Adult Moorhen is sitting on the nest and there may be some babies underneath it ???? The Moorhen that had 11 Eggs has had at least 8 […]

I do not know what has happened…

I do not know what has happened to the 5 baby Moorhens as I did not see even 1 today 🙁 although 1 adult was in the nest so hopefully she/he had some underneath them. The Moorhen with 11 (yes ELEVEN) eggs has at least 5 of them hatched, here is a shot showing 3 […]

Isaw what I believed to be…

I saw what I believed to be a dead duckling floating downstream, however it then started to move its legs, so it was alive but obviously badly injured. There was no chance of getting to it and then the struggle stopped – it was now dead 🙁 No wonder I do not like this time […]

I only saw three…

I only saw three of the Baby Moorhens today, but it was cold and mum was on the nest so the others may well have been under her. I saw plenty of… …ducklings but I also saw two dead ones. It looked like at least one of these had been killed by an adult duck […]

There are still five…

There are still five baby Moorhens being looked after by three adults 🙂 so they have all survived well so far. There were quite a lot of ducklings on the river this morning. One of the Mothers looked like the one on the nest in the photo below and the nest was empty, although I […]

There were about 6-7…

There were about 6-7 families of Ducklings between the Hub and the Leisure Centre bridge today, but strangely non between the Bridge and Cogglesford Mill ? The duck shown below is still on its nest 🙂 and I also noticed that there were 2or 3 Moorhen nests also. It was in the paper that the […]