Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Spring Ducklings

Here are some photos of the ducklings which arrived the other day, but sadly I have to report that they seem to have been abandoned and now only 3 survive - out in the country there are lots of other hungry beings like owls, foxes, crows and maybe even squirrels....that's nature:-( 
Hopefully there will be another brood later in the season?

10 baby mallard ducks.

Close up.


  1. So sweet... I live on a lake and each year we worry about the ducklings as well. DH says not to get too attached... but it is hard not to.

    Hopefully the remaining three will survive to grow big and strong.

  2. Aww, so sad. They do look lost, but also hoping the last three will make it and become beautiful and strong.

  3. Sadly there is only 1 left now - my sister is considering whether to hand rear it but it is difficult to know what to do as one should not really interfere with nature. We can but hope the sole survivor makes it!

  4. Thanks for the update. Crossing my fingers for the duckling.

  5. Oh sad news MaiTai - poor little thing was gone on Tuesday:-(( I guess with no parents around he stood little chance. My sister was very upset. Thank you for your wishes anyway.