Monthly Archives: May 2011

Muntjac, 16 ducklings and fox cubs!

(Click images to enlarge) The hog weed, stinging nettles and Himalayan balsam are around seven feet tall in the wood alongside Hoo Brook. Each week it gets more difficult to see the wildlife, let alone photograph it. On the west side of … Continue reading

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The marsh foxes have moved north, …

WEDNESDAY – 26TH MAY: … to their summer home in a small knoll alongside the swamp fence. I heard a kerfuffle whilst walking along a track, saw a cock pheasant rise above the long grass and a fox jumped up … Continue reading

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North Pond is definitely not good for ducklings!

Sunday May 22nd 2011: On Friday there was only one duckling swimming with its mother on North Pond. I guess the culprit responsible for predating the ducklings was either an owl, a mink, or the foxes, or all of these. … Continue reading

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Poncey, the rabbit and the fox …

(Click images to enlarge) Sunday May 15th 2011: … find their food on the same pasture. I heard Poncey’s call as I made my way through the North Pond wood. I eased myself onto the pasture and stood close to a … Continue reading

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Ponsonby …

Saturday May 14th 2011: … is a big old pheasant who patrols the pasture east of the North Pond and also a large part of the lagoon field; he is a fine specimen. I haven’t given any of the other … Continue reading

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Mother duck said, “Quack, quack, quack, quack,” …

Thursday May 12th 2011: … and only four little ducks came back. I have watched this family of ducks for more than a week now, and I am not sure that ducklings living on such a small pond is a good … Continue reading

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8 little ducks went swimming one day, …

Wednesday May 11th 2011:  … over North Pond and far away. Mother duck said, “Quack, quack, quack, quack,” but only 5 little ducks came back. …

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