Notes on Mallard Ducks
Mallard Ducks are plentiful in Hankelow, and there are resident populations on the village pond and the pond by Woolfall Farm.
Every spring they pair off, among much noisy squabbling, and find nest sites in the gardens around the village. The pair in the photo above were behind the Green Farm in 2020. The same pair (probably) returned in 2021.
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Here are a couple of Nature Camera videos from April 29th, 2021, of a new Mum with her Ducklings, which hatched by Derek and Rose Smith's front door. Here she is setting out for the pond with her two newly hatched ducklings - but one is missing! Better try again!
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