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    New family on the pond, again- UPDATED

    I was woken last Monday morning with shouts of "Ian....Ian...Ian", when I finally woke from my slumber (well deserved by the way) I was told of a family of small duck chicks trapped down a storm drain. I donned my trusty waders and entered battle, lifted the cast iron grating and there they were, a clutch of 15 day old mallard chicks trying to commit suicide down a storm drain. Well 20 minutes or so later I had them all out and then spent the rest of the morning wading about making ramps and feeding platforms for them, they're now family and their mom knows it. Only one picture for now, the lighting this week has been real bad, but I promise to show their progress, and sorrows.

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    Last edited by hammered; Apr 26, 2012 at 07:10 PM. Reason: New pictures

    Because it's always hammer time

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    Keep at it HM ! Good job old boy ! You never fail us ! Hoss
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    Thats a good picture!! Good for you Ian for rescuing them.

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    Thanks guys, but who wouldn't rescue them, and it's only a duck pond. Update on the numbers, 16 chicks now and a new female duck looking to lay as well. I promise to take some pics this week, all I got were a few owl shots so far, so be patient, we're expecting a lot of bad weather over the next few days, but I'm camera ready


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    Because it's always hammer time

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    those 16 chicks thank you.

    Looking forward for the family portrait.

    Thanks for posting.

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    OK guys, here's a pic of Mum and all 16 chicks and also with just one chick taken today.

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    Because it's always hammer time

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