a few days ago I updated my original post (http://www.rspb.org.uk/community/wildlife/f/19351/t/78296.aspx) with a picture of the male duck in our garden, and said that I've not seen his female for a few weeks.
Little did I know that she had a nest under a prickly bush in our garden, next to where I'd been mowing and strimming, and the first I knew of it was when I looked through our patio doors today and saw this....
I think it's the first day these 10 ducklings have been out of their nest, and they've been swimming ...
The orange thing is a big koi fish, which won't be too impressed when these ducklings start growing.
Wow, what a lovely surprise
gorgeous little beauties.
How lovely! I hope your Koi doesn't have a taste for duckling...
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Superb. How nice to have these in your garden. Mum will have her hands full with ten to keep an eye on.
Take care all, Stich.
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LOL that first photo is priceless.
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How lovely! I bet not so many people have that sort of view out of their patio window!
My word that's utterly gorgeous!
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What a super surprise for you - ten cute ducklings. She must have been a wily mum to keep that secret from you. Hope they do well on your pond.
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How wonderful to have this happening in your garden. It must have been a lovely surprise for you. Look forward to hearing about their progress.
Thats really lovely to see, hope they continue to do well, great to see this in your own garden, briiliant:)
Oh they are adorable! Do keep us up to date.
Best Wishes, Rosy
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