On the 29th of April Viv Boyns wrote:
I see that from your articles in the Basing that people let you know what birds they are seeing in their gardens, well I have had this pair of ducks every day now for about two weeks along side a green woodpecker photo’s attached, i hope you are well.
Hello, very good to hear from you and yes, I’ve been the nature notes writer and point of contact for about 20 years now ( where did that time go??). Thank you for your photos and I’ll give you a mention in June notes. Every year Mallards nest somewhere in gardens around here so are you sure there isn’t one in yours? It is in truth a bit late now as they are very early layers so they could have finished, succeeded or failed. They do give a problem when they nest so far from water as they’re very prone to predators or traffics when they go to move the ducklings. There’s rarely a happy ending sadly. Love the green woodpecker though. Big bouncy and noisy!!