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Mar 2nd, 2017

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Ducks and Drakes

The yearly spring inspection of the pond by a pair of  ducks has begun.  Every year they turn up, and every year (so far) they have rejected it as a possible nest site.  This is perhaps because of the presence of our heron which was eying the new arrivals doubtfully – but more likely because they […]

Mar 26th, 2016

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Ducks and Buns

I did a double take walking past a delicatessen window in Castle Douglas today – it was full of very lively ducklings. A passing spaniel also didn’t believe what he was seeing and had a good bark at them. They didn’t seem very phased however, and went on with what they were doing, which was […]

Mar 17th, 2016

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Some visitors

On my way out today I noticed that the two ducks (a mated pair) which paid a brief visit yesterday were back today. They were still there when I got back tonight and I think the female might be measuring the island up for a potential nest. I’m in two minds about that – I’d […]

Mar 20th, 2015

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Frog Orgy

I was walking down to the summerhouse this morning when I heard a familiar burbling sound coming from the pond. Down near the stream the water was surging about and sure enough the frogs had arrived and were (not to put too fine a point on it) “getting it on” – right at the point […]