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May 12, 2013 / viewsfromasmallisland

Duck family update

Duck family

I thought people would like an update on the duck family.  It seems one duckling has been lost but the rest are doing well and mom looks like she’s doing a good job of keeping them under close watch.  The weather has not been too bad for them but there are plenty of potential predators around, so I would not expect all these to make it, sadly.  I hope I’m wrong.



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  1. kiwiskan / May 13 2013 12:08 am

    Good news so far then

    • viewsfromasmallisland / May 13 2013 8:29 am

      Yes. It’s a bit sad to see them slowly reduce in number but that’s nature.

  2. Gallivanta / May 13 2013 2:46 am

    She is doing wonderfully well if she has only lost one.

    • viewsfromasmallisland / May 13 2013 8:32 am

      Yes she is. It’s sad she’ll almost certainly lose more but that’s just the way it always is and it’s part of life.

  3. colorfulifeblogger / May 14 2013 10:38 am

    🙂 You seem to religiously keep a track of growing animal/bird babies. i had this ‘hobby’ as a kid… never got bored with this.. Nice to find someone who still finds time to care for these babies…

    • viewsfromasmallisland / May 14 2013 11:59 am

      Thank you. I’m just an old ‘tree hugger’ who loves life in all its shapes and forms. A source of endless wonder.

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