Croydon Ducks
Ducks in a Croydon Wildlife Garden and Croydon Parks

Latest update: 9th October 2017

Many of the photos on this web site were taken in a Croydon garden over the past 20 years, mainly of visiting wild mallard
ducks, but also other wildlife such as foxes, birds, frogs, toads and fish. The garden photos cover the entire four month duck
breeding season, from mating, egg laying and incubation (five weeks) and then ducklings hatching, growing up and fledgling
at eight or nine weeks old, with photos often taken daily.

The garden ducks spend most of their year in larger ponds and lakes around Croydon , so there are photos from various
Croydon and South London parks, where a lot of water fowl are found, such as Mallards, Canada Geese, Mute Swans,
Coots, Moorhens, and Tufted and Mandarin Ducks, and their young.

Ducks and Wildlife in 2017 - Garden

Photos from the garden in 2017 of visiting mallard ducks, birds and foxes. No cubs yet.

Garden Ducks
Garden Ducks 2017

Garden Wildlife, Foxes 2017
Garden Wildlife and Foxes 2017

 Ducks in Croydon Parks in 2017

Photos from this year taken around various Croydon and South London public parks with ponds and lakes, with
ducks and other water fowl.

Kelsey Park - 2017
Kelsey Park - 2017

Millers Pond - 2017
Millers Pond - 2017

South Norwood Country Park - 2017
South Norwood Country Park - 2017

Waddon Ponds - 2017
Waddon Ponds - 2017

Wandle Park -
2017
Wandle Park - 2017

Beddington Park - 2017
Beddington - 2017

Wandle Trail - River Wandle through several parks

Photos that should eventually cover the whole of the Wandle Trail, a 14 mile series of paths
alongside the River Wandle from Croydon, through Beddington, Carshalton, Morden, Merton,
Wandsworth and to the Thames.

Wandle Trail
Wandle Trail

Ducks and Wildlife in 2016 - Garden

Photos from the garden in 2016 of visiting mallard ducks, foxes and two new fox cubs.

Garden Ducks
2016
Garden Ducks 2016

Garden Wildlife, 
Foxes and Cubs 2016
Garden Wildlife and Foxes 2016

 Ducks in Croydon Parks in 2016

Photos from this year taken around various Croydon and South London public parks with ponds and lakes, with
ducks and other water fowl, including ducklings, goslings and cygnets.

Kelsey Park - 2016
Kelsey Park - 2016

Millers Pond - 2016
Millers Pond - 2016

Waddon Ponds - 2016
Waddon Ponds - 2016

South Norwood
Country Park - 2016
South Norwood Country Park - 2016

Ducks and Wildlife in 2015 - Garden

Photos from the garden in 2015 of visiting mallard ducks, foxes and a new fox cub.

Garden Ducks
2015
Garden Ducks 2015

Garden Wildlife, 
Foxes and Cubs 2015
Garden Wildlife and Foxes 2015

 Ducks in Croydon Parks in 2015

Photos from this year taken around various Croydon and South London public parks with ponds and lakes, with
ducks and other water fowl. 

Kelsey Park - 2015
Kelsey Park - 2015

Millers Pond - 2015
Millers Pond - 2015

Waddon Ponds - 2015
Waddon Ponds - 2015

South Norwood
Country Park - 2015
South Norwood Country Park - 2015

Ducks and Wildlife in 2014 - Garden

Photos from the garden in 2014 of visiting mallard ducks, bit no nest. Also photos of toads, frogs, birds, foxes and their cubs.

Garden Ducks
2014
Garden Ducks 2014

Garden Wildlife, Foxes
and Fox Cubs 2014
Garden Wildlife and Foxes 2014

 Ducks in Croydon Parks in 2014

Photos from this year taken around various Croydon and South London public parks with ponds and lakes, with
ducks and other water fowl. 

Kelsey Park - 2014
Kelsey Park - 2014

Millers Pond - 2014
Millers Pond - 2014

Waddon Ponds - 2014
Waddon Ponds - 2014

Brickfields Meadow - 2014

Brickfields Meadow - 2014

South Norwood
Country Park - 2014
South Norwood Country Park - 2014

Wandle Park - 2014

Wandle Park - 2014

Ducks and Wildlife in 2013 - Garden

Photos from the garden in 2013 of visiting mallard ducks, there was a new nest in late March, but the duck  abandoned it,
perhaps due to continued cold weather.  Also photos of toads, frogs, birds and foxes.

Garden Duck Nest
2013
Garden Ducks 2013

Garden Wildlife and
 Foxes 2013
Garden Wildlife and Foxes 2013

 Ducks in Croydon Parks in 2013

Photos from this year taken around various Croydon and South London public parks with ponds and lakes, mostly with
ducks and other water fowl.  There are two families of goslings at Millers Pond.

Kelsey Park - 2013
Kelsey Park - 2013

Millers Pond - 2013
Millers Pond - 2013

Waddon Ponds - 2013
Waddon Ponds - 2013

Brickfields Meadow - 2013

Brickfields Meadow - 2013

South Norwood
Country Park - 2013
South Norwood Country Park - 2013

 Ducks in Croydon Parks in 2012

Photos from 2012 taken around various Croydon and South London public parks with ponds and lakes, mostly with
ducks and other water fowl.  We followed three geese and one duck families at Millers Pond in May, and two families
of ducks at Brickfields Meadow in July and August, which was quite late.

Waddon Ponds - 2012
Waddon Ponds - 2012

Millers Pond - 2012
Millers Pond - 2012

Kelsey Park - 2012
Kelsey Park - 2012

Brickfields Meadow - 2012

Brickfields Meadow - 2012

South Norwood
Country Park - 2012
South Norwood Country Park - 2012

South Norwood Lake - 2012

South Norwood Lake - 2012

Dulwich Park - 2012

Dulwich Park - 2012

Beckenham Place
Park - 2012
Beckenham Palace Park - 2012

Ducks and Wildlife in 2010, 2011 and 2012 - Garden

Photos from the garden in 2010, 2011 and 2012 of visiting mallard ducks, but no nest or ducklings yet for these years.
Also photos of garden birds, foxes, fox cubs, and pond life such as toads and tadpoles.

Garden Ducks
2012
Garden Ducks 2012

Garden Wildlife and
Fox Cubs 2012
Garden Wildlife and Fox Cubs 2012

Garden Ducks
2010/2011
Garden Ducks - 2010/2011

Wildlife
2010/2011
Wildlife - 2010/2011

 Ducks in Croydon Parks in 2011

Photos from 2011 taken around various Croydon and South London public parks with ponds and lakes, mostly with
ducks and other water fowl.

Brickfields Meadow - 2011

Brickfields Meadow - 2011

South Norwood
Country Park - 2011
South Norwood Country Park - 2011

South Norwood Lake - 2011

South Norwood Lake - 2011

Waddon Ponds - 2011
Waddon Ponds - 2011

Crystal Palace Park - 2011
Crystal Palace Park - 2011

Bramley Bank - 2011
Bramley Bank - 2011

Millers Pond - 2011
Millers Pond - 2011

Morden Hall Park - 2011
Morden Hall Park - 2011

Kelsey Park - 2011
Kelsey Park - 2011

Beckenham Place
Park - 2011
Beckenham Palace Park - 2011

   

Ducks and Ducklings in 2009 - Garden

Photos from 2009 of the mallard nest and eight ducklings that hatched on 11th April 2009 and who finally left on 12th June. 
Mum started a second nest but disappeared after laying seven more eggs, almost certainly a victim of one of the foxes.

Ducks - 2009 Nest 
Ducks - 2009 Nest

Ducklings - 2009 
Ducklings - 2009

Young Ducks - 2009 
Young Ducks - 2009

Ducks and Ducklings in 2008 - Garden

Photos from 2008 of the mallard nest and eight ducklings that hatched on  29th May 2008 and who finally left on 2rd August. 

Ducks - 2008 Nest 

Ducklings - 2008

Young Ducks - 2008

Ducks, Fish and the Pond up to 2007 - Garden

Photos up to 2007 of early duck visits and failed nesting attempts, and of the pond, it's construction and other inhabitants.

Pond and Fish 

Ducks - Historic

Ducks - 2007 Nest 

 Birds, Foxes, Squirrels, Toads and Frogs up to 2009 - Garden

Photos of other various garden wildlife.

Birds

Foxes 

Squirrels and Toads

Most of the older photos were taken with Canon Powershot cameras, with a tele-converter lens for better close-ups.
Those from 2011 and later are with a Samsung camera with x15 zoom which is very useful for wildlife and has much
better low light capability than the older Canons. All original photos are reduced in resolution and quality to make web
page download times acceptable. 

There are also various CCTV cameras monitoring the garden recording 24/7, from which some photos are taken.

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