Croydon Ducks - Garden Ducks 2020

Latest update: 14th May 2021

Photos from the garden in 2020 of visiting mallard ducks, no nest this year, just one egg, last ducklings were in 2009.

Older Photos of Garden Ducks - 2019

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14th February 2020, 7pm dusk, first visit of the season from one girl and two boys. 

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Same ducks as last season, know where the best foof is to be found, bird seeds on the grass.  Can only put this out after the pigeons
have left.

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Flash this time, also eating bread in the water. . 

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20th February 2020, a little earlier, eating seeds again.

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Two boys and a girl again. 

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26th February 2020, midday visit from all three ducks, only one biy is the official partner, and tries to keep the second buy away.

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Still keeping a close watch. 

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5th March 2020, the ducks will go looking around the lawn for food, it also makes themselves known to the house so someone will feed them.

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14th March 2020, two clumps of frog spawn, that will turn into hundreds of tadpole over the next few weeks. 

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And one of the male frogs guarding the frog spawn, the females disappear back to the gardens after laying, and only return to spawn again.

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26th March 2020, two ducks waiting on the house roof for the pond to be free of other boys. 

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1st April 2020, three boys eating bread, waiting for a girl.

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10th April 2020, the duck has laid one egg in the nest hole, but not made any attempt to hide or protect it. 

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17th April 2020 2pm, visit for lunch.

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But eating on the lawn can be dangerous, a male flies in, jumps her and mates with her. 

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30th April 2020, afternoon visit. 

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4th May 2020, sher never incubated the egg, which is finally broken. 

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19th May 2020, 7pm, sitting near the top pond, hopefully she has a nest elsewhere. 

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3rd June 2020, returns most evenings for dinner. 

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Eating bird seed again. 

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10th June 2020, no food in the garden, need to put some out now. 

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22nd June 2020, 8am visit waiting for breakfast with the fox. 

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Now eating bread.

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Island is over grown, need to go and trim the grass. 

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Two neighbour's cats, Princess and Wispy, one very noisy, one very quiet, always hungry. 

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23rd June 2020, both ducks hidden in the grass on the island.

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8th July 2020 10am, fox disappearing behind the trellis.

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 The boy is losing his grey feather for the summer and will become browner.

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5th August 2020, don't usually see ducks in August, but the female is coming back alone for a half an hour a day, to feed, probably
loooking after ducklings elsewhere.


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12th August 2020, and back again in the evening. 

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13th August 2020, having a good wash.

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After the wash, a good shake.  Last visit of the year was 17th August 2020. 

 


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