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Half a Day for Ducks

Friday, July 27th 2018

Don't get me wrong I'm very happy that we've finally had some rain, however with rain comes exponential plant growth and vegetation encroachment onto the net rides. 

Despite having only been cut on Tuesday many of the Net Rides needed some work again today as I made my way around topping up the reserve's many bird feeders. 

On the plus side the heavy rain that came in just before midday certainly didn't bother the huge quantity of ducks on the Lake.

In the ten minutes in which I sheltered from the heavy rain I spotted 18 Mallards, 7 Tufted Ducks, 6 Moorhen and 4 Little Grebe, all seemingly enjoying being out on the lake in the rain.

We might not have had a full day of downpour as promised but what we have had has been most welcome!

As a side note it is worth mentioning that due to the forecast this weekend Bird Ringing will not be taking place on Sunday (29th) and will instead take place later next week.


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