Every year in the spring a single pair of wild Mallard ducks visit us. Usually their stay is for no more than 2 weeks.
We don’t know where they come from or where they leave us for but we’ve become attached to their annual visit. Another sign of spring.
This year however they look like they want to extend their stay. They have built a nest in the walled garden and laid six eggs. The nest is located right by the main doorway into the walled garden and no amount of human traffic and noise appears to unsettle the sitting mother.
The dilemma is whether we value our veg or our visitors more?!
Fantastic team effort to build a monster bonfire in the woods. Well done everyone!
Our hard work might well have been in vain but for some timely advice from the Natural Navigator: use a leaf blower to get your Autumn bonfire going. It worked perfectly.