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How a Wapping duck passes its day

By on July 28, 2015 in Wildlife

For the last couple of weeks the phrase ‘lovely weather – if you are a duck’ has been muttered all too frequently. This led our Duck Observation and Amusement Team (Nicest Bit of the Canal Branch) to wonder what ducks actually do all day?

Our Duck Observation and Amusement Team (Nicest Bit of the Canal Branch) couldn’t be bothered to go and find out so it was fortunate that local resident Cathryn Rees volunteered to go and have a look.

So here, for the first time in Wapping, is the reality of a ducks life documented for the world to see.

First some preening to make sure I look my best.

First some preening to make sure I look my best.

 

Settle down in this corner of the reed bed and wait for friends to drop in.

Settle down in this corner of the reed bed and wait for friends to drop in.

 

Watch other friends pass by on important duck errands.

Watch other friends pass by on important duck errands.

Exhausting work. Time for a duck nap.

Exhausting work. Time for a duck nap.

Seagulls. Very noisy. Not good for duck naps.

Seagulls. Very noisy. Not good for duck naps.

And another day passes in this corner of this reed bed on Wapping canal.

And another day passes in this corner of this reed bed on Wapping canal.

Amazing stuff.

As you can see this duck, and its duck chum, spends its whole day sitting in a particular corner of a particular reed bed.

Occasionally it moves to get some bread from a passing resident, but generally it just can’t be bothered.

Thanks to Cathryn Rees for risking life and limb to obtain these unique photographs.

Next week – another duck.

 

 

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