Saturday, September 06, 2008

Sparrow Hawks North Fife

Sadly, keeping ducks is not such a straight forward happening as one might first suppose. This dead duckling was the last, (I hope casualty) of local predation. We have protected them from ground attack, foxes, minks, weasels, dogs, cats and bugger me it came from the sky in the form of sparrow hawks. You may see from earlier posts that there were five ducklings, now only one remains. This particular one was observed to be taken and seen to be dropped in the barley field adjacent, although rescued it did not recover from injuries and trauma sustained.

Well this is the culprit and yes they have to live too. Our sitting ducks will have better protection from now on.

North Fife History. Cupar: A History History of North Fife Cupar. North Fife Property St.Andrews and East Fife: Cupar, Anstruther and Crail (Explorer)

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