More youth action from Doctors Pond this morning.
It was all happening down at Doctors Pond this evening…with the first batch of ducklings having arrived not long ago. Whilst it took a while I can report that this youngster worked out how to get out of the pond and rejoin mother…after a few attempts of attempting to leap out of the pond the duckling finally noticed the ramp leading out of the water next to him!
There’s been a second batch of ducklings appear in Dunmow over the last couple of weeks. This little fella was out on his own this evening stuffing his face on the bugs buzzing around the surface. I’ve no idea where the rest of the family was, but he was perfectly content.
I was quite surprised when I counted up the number of ducklings this female Mallard had in tow – eleven…and not a male in sight 😉
There was clearly plenty of tasty morsels to go at on the side of Doctors Pond as all the ducklings were busy pecking away at the side of the pond wall.