An explosion of blossom and ducklings at Duchess Pond in Stoke Park.
These are the first ducklings I have seen this year. There were 3 Mallards with 11, 10 and 3 ducklings. Does it mean the third one has already lost many of her brood?
Full steam ahead
A proud mum
Dad seems to have done all his work
I believe this is a St Mark’s fly – so named as it comes out about St Mark’s day (the 25th April) – also known as black gnats , hawthorn bugs, love bugs.
Only 1 Moorhen and 1 Coot on the pond … and a flyover Magpie …
All sorts of life feeling the warmth of the sun
A Speckled Wood butterfly
Just so cute
Click below for all the photos from a short trip around the pond
One response to “22nd April 2017 – Stoke Park”
The Herring Gull and the Lesser Black-backed Gull will scoop up ducklings by the crop full. That’s why they have so many, and the survivors are the fittest!
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