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Early ducklings
Aug 25th, 2019 at 11:30am
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Anyone else seen ducklings this early before?? Normally late September for us, but no, proud mum swimming around with an entourage of 8 this morning. Will have to go and bait up the traps again Wink
  
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Re: Early ducklings
Reply #1 - Aug 25th, 2019 at 9:40pm
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No ducklings here yet but lots sitting on nests.Seen swans in river with little fluffy ones thought thats abit early for them Smiley
  
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Re: Early ducklings
Reply #2 - Aug 26th, 2019 at 8:03am
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checked them out in the binos- they are greys Smiley
  
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Reply #3 - Aug 27th, 2019 at 12:59pm
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Saw the first batch today. Didnt have time to have a closer look, but suspect they maybe teal from the quick glimpse i had.
  
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Re: Early ducklings
Reply #4 - Aug 27th, 2019 at 6:27pm
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A Guy down the end of the street has a street sediment pond on his property - he encourages Canada’s and any other gamebirds - usually 50 to 80 birds around
He saw a duck with 10 ducklings on Saturday - 5 ducklings on Sunday - so he caught them for hand rearing
Sunday afternoon he looked down from his house and saw 3 stoats swimming around after the ducks - I put a Doc250 and a Victor down there - I will chuck some better camoflage on them tomorrrow
Hard to believe the little buggars swimming around in broad daylight





  
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Re: Early ducklings
Reply #5 - Aug 31st, 2019 at 9:01am
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Cruz wrote on Aug 27th, 2019 at 6:27pm:
A Guy down the end of the street has a street sediment pond on his property - he encourages Canada’s and any other gamebirds - usually 50 to 80 birds around
He saw a duck with 10 ducklings on Saturday - 5 ducklings on Sunday - so he caught them for hand rearing
Sunday afternoon he looked down from his house and saw 3 stoats swimming around after the ducks - I put a Doc250 and a Victor down there - I will chuck some better camoflage on them tomorrrow
Hard to believe the little buggars swimming around in broad daylight






would it not have been better to put a 22/250  Cheesy
  

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Re: Early ducklings
Reply #6 - Sep 2nd, 2019 at 6:51am
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Starting to see a few clutch around now, so looks like it could be a good breeding season, as long as we dont get any floods.
  
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