Duck family moves in

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I live in an apartment block in London which has a water feature in the middle which I can see from my balcony.

Last spring some ducks flew in and before we knew it there was a little family. Unfortunately, the baby duck died last year.

I am delighted to say they are back again this year and have an even bigger family this time :)

Hope you can make out the baby ducks in the picture above. I think I need a new camera :)

The RSPB came out last year when they heard about the ducks and put in a little ramp so they could get in and out of the water feature. I wondered why they left it in over the winter but it must have been because they knew there was a good chance the ducks would be back again this year.

My daughter is delighted.

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17 May, 2010
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arlene said:

~ I hope they all survive this year.~ baby ducks are so cute that most children love them on sight!
I was watching Bill Oddie last week on his top ten Aliens programme. I was horrified to see a released Terrapin eat a baby duckling, apparently there are now thousands in the wild eating everything they can hold of~
Those Ninja Turtles have a lot to answer for.

17 May, 2010
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jacque said:

How lovely 2 see theyv returned with a Bigger Family Ajay i bet u was well plezd 2 see them 2 ? :)

17 May, 2010
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clarice said:

So pleased they came back.

17 May, 2010
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jane said:

No wonder your daughter is pleased..better than TV anyday ! Thoughtful of the RSPB to put in a ramp.Lovely blog......

20 May, 2010
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sixpence said:

How sweet shame about the baby duck, but they have returned, now they know its safe, they will return again.

20 May, 2010
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memphis said:

Very sweet indeed. I can imagine it's fun for your daughter to observe.

21 May, 2010
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dawn said:

The best things in life are free, so they say. This is wonderful and not what you would expect in your location. Lucky you.

25 May, 2010
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terratoonie said:

Interesting water feature...
the birds have their own power showers ... Lol. :o)

26 May, 2010
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ajay said:

TT, they seem to enjoy swimming through the fountains :)

26 May, 2010
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terratoonie said:

Ajay... Maybe sometime try to take photos of the birds enjoying a fountain shower :o)

6 Jun, 2010
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donna said:

Ajay do you think they will all survive? I have seen lots of large ducks familys on the broads this year but every day a couple goes missing thanks to the pike and the Heron

7 Jun, 2010
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ajay said:

Hi Donna, they have survived so far. Fingers crossed.

16 Jun, 2010
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toto said:

I wish them all well.

16 Jun, 2010
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ajay said:

Hi Toto, they are all alive and looking rather big! I will have to post another photo soon.

16 Jun, 2010
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jane said:

This blog now added to Birdpedia under Freshwater birds Ajay....Looking forward to seeing the growing family !

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