Unexpected Visitors

Posted By on August 7, 2014

A couple of days ago I got up to find we had unexpected visitors in the garden, a group of 5 ducks.

I’ve seen them wandering in the road on occasions, which always seems to me a rather risky business, so our garden made for a safer alternative.

They spent a lot of time ‘grazing’ in the grass at the bottom of the garden, where, as you can see, the hedge as well as the grass needs cutting.

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Always staying together,

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even when they settled down for a snooze in the sunshine,

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before finally disappearing on to the road again.

At teatime they returned, and this time came much nearer the house.

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I don’t think they are mallards because of their upright stance when running, not that I’m a duck expert, but they did remind me of when I looked after my neighbours ducks and hens a few years ago. You can read about that here.

As I mentioned earlier the hedges need cutting. We’re trying to find someone to do the job for us.

We cut the hedges ourselves at Ravendale House, it was a big job and here you can see our efforts in 2011, but we’re 2 years older than when we last did it in 2012, and battle weary from the renovations. Maybe next year!

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