What the duck?

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

The Teal numbers are slowly increasing on the Wandle.  Not quite double figures, that is how slow it is increasing.  And occasionally fluctuating.  They are all male, and they are starting to get less nervy.  When they first arrived, they only had to see a human on the spit area and they were off.  Now they just move along the water a bit and continue feeding.

Until yesterday. 

Because yesterday there were females.  Oh yes, two little lady Teal amongst the 7 males.  As you would expect, the males were more than a little excited and starting doing loads of bobbing and whistling while the female would keep teasingly distant from the males as they danced around.  I expect to see more of the same today, but preferably without the wind driving sleet onto my eyeballs.

Teal doing 'cor - look at the speculum on that!'


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