Tuesday, 31 March 2015
Disaster For The Waterfowl
Gale force, northwesterly winds battered many parts of the UK today, doing their best to knock the gardeners off their feet as they swept through Oxfordshire. The damage, however, was limited to the island in the lake, blowing one of the two duck houses from its pitch into the lake. When it was retrieved from the water its contents were revealed, a clutch of 24 eggs, a very sad sight to behold, and a disaster for the waterfowl. The Aylesbury duck and a Canada Goose have been spotted by the house fighting over it, so it is unknown as to which one they belong to. Hopefully, as it is still early spring, there is plenty of time to lay another clutch.