Velator reserve

Busy raking out pond weed this afternoon when a female Mallard swam into view with 5 about week-old ducklings - I've been in the reserve every day recently and never seen any! Never recorded them successfully breeding either!

Just outside the reserve the marsh and reed bed has become so dry this year that the cows have been ploughing it up endeavouring to eat it all.

Posted August 9th, 2013 at 4:24 pm by Jon Turner in Bird News