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Oct 13th, 2018 at 6:58am
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Just wondering if many people have seen any good broods of ducklings around?. Wink
  
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Reply #1 - Oct 13th, 2018 at 7:33am
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Saw my first ducklings about 3 weeks ago and seen a couple of broods since then. Hopefully my predator trapping is giving them a hand Wink
  
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Reply #2 - Oct 13th, 2018 at 9:14am
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Have seen a good couple of broods around,done some cat control through out the year, Wink Wink
  
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Re: Ducklings
Reply #3 - Oct 13th, 2018 at 9:47am
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Looking like the best year ever up here on the hauraki plains .Saw 9 hens with ducklings the other morning when i went to shift my cows.My farm effluent pond has 4 lots duckling from afew days old to afew weeks old.The local roads have flatten ducks everywhere saw one lot of 10 .
  
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Reply #4 - Oct 13th, 2018 at 1:28pm
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I've definitely got more broods than most years on my Sth wairarapa wetland.  Including 2 broods of grey teal.  A lot of pukeko about so plenty ducklings will be killed.
  

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Re: Ducklings
Reply #5 - Oct 19th, 2018 at 4:11pm
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Funny this, I was walking my dog today and weíve got a small swamp on a block of farmland about 2 km from home - Iíve now counted 3 full broods of approx 8 ducklings in the area - thatís 24+ baby ones as well as all the hangers on. Itís open paddocks so not too many predators and enough older ducks to chose hawks off. No. Pukekos either to kill ducklings - hopefully all will mature nicely ..... Iíll keep watching
  

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Re: Ducklings
Reply #6 - Nov 6th, 2018 at 11:52am
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It's looking like the best season I've seen in the Manawatu... they are everywhere.  Not only that, it appears on the ponds I'm monitoring that they are having higher survival rates as there are more with each hen.  Makes the trapping efforts feel worthwhile!  Smiley
  
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