Monday, 27 April 2015
Over late winter and early spring we enjoyed visits from a pair of Mallard ducks. The visits tailed off over recent weeks only for a very nervy female to occasionally return alone at nightfall to be fed. We were delighted when she turned up yesterday afternoon with eight tiny ducklings. She was so hungry I started to think I was going to have to start lobbing pork pies at her, but a couple of handfuls of wheat and two slices of bread managed it. We had a very heavy frost overnight and worried she would lose some to the cold or the feral cat that lurks around here but shes been back with all eight. The rabbits in the garden have lost all but one one of a recent litter but its getting quite tame and enjoys eating leftover veggies, especially very spicy Chinese Cabbage. I love its furry feet!