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...No, Demon of the Moat. Bryn has now killed a duck, and four ducklings.

This afternoon, as I was leaving the B.P., a duck brought her brood down to the Moat, eleven ducklings, for their first dip after hatching. I hope their mother keeps them away from the swans.
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Montalto69 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
Great shot well named.  Then there's that thing about a swansong for ducks.
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Many thanks, Squire :bow: and cheers for the favour :ahoy:
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Montalto69 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
You are welcome, the shot is well balanced and engaging as are many of your swan photos.
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:salute:
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Shirley-Agnew-Art Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
Very sad about the little ducks, nature can be cruel sometimes, but this is a beautiful photograph! :hug:
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
How Bryn was behaving was an aberration. I talked to Dave,  the Swan Herd of Abbotsbury Swannery www.abbotsbury-tourism.co.uk/s… about the violence and he said it's rare, and in 20 years he'd only seen it twice.
Many thanks for the request, Shirley :love:
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Shirley-Agnew-Art Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
It is a strange one, I've never heard of anything like that before. Although I have seen one that chased a dog that was getting to close to it's cygnets, but I blame the dogs owner for that one as he should have had it on a lead instead of throwing a stick for it to fetch into the water close to where the swans were!

Thank you for sending me this link Will. I have had a quick look, but I have bookmarked it so that I can have a proper look at it tomorrow as it does look very interesting and I did spot that there is some videos on it of cygnets hatching which should be lovely to see!

You are more than welcome my dear Will. I love your photographs, you are great to talk to and you send me very interesting things to look at. You are a :star: Blowkiss - REVAMP
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Dogs are a threat, but young ducklings & ducks are not.

I go down there during the season, to weave yarns about the swans and the other wildlife on the Fleet. It's well worth a visit :nod:
Bless you, Shirley :love:
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Shirley-Agnew-Art Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
That is true, I have heard of ducklings being killed by pike before, not by swans, but like you said it is a rare thing

I can see why you love going there so much, it does look beautiful and I imagine your yarns would be very interesting too. You could add some to deviant art, I know I would love to read them :nod: I am sure it is it looks excellent! :love:

And you too my lovely Will :huggle:
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Here's a yarn you might like earthhart.deviantart.com/art/S…
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Shirley-Agnew-Art Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
That was wonderful, thank you so much Will. I have requested it for the group so I have changed the name of your folder to take into account the fact it will begin to contain more than just photographs! :hug:
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Bless you, Shirley :love:
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Heidi-V-Art Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Professional Photographer
Gorgeous photo and so peaceful! :clap:
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Looks can be deceiving :D Ten minutes later he killed a duckling :cry:
Thank you for the favour, m'deer :love:
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foureyes Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
:heart:
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gwalcheved Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow!
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the favour, m'deer :huggle:
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JACAC Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
w e l l . d o n e . Will . =)
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:beer:
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JACAC Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
=)=)
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68cupcake Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
i would never kill any ducks!!! :(
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I would, but not the ducks on the Moat, they're fed too much bread and it ruins the flavour :D
Many thanks for the favour, m'deer :huggle:
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Artfreakish Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
WOw! Bryn is an evil beauty. Great shot ol'weaver! Is Bryn really that bad tempered?
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
He is, at the moment.
Thankfully, this aberration is rare. I had a chat to Dave, the Swan-Herd, down at the Abbotsbury Swannery, where I used to work.
Hopefully this will pass as soon as Bryn sees his brood off, but it could last for a while, it all depends on Bryn. Dave has asked me
to keep him regularly informed, and especially when the cygnets start to fly, as so far, no one has seen either Bryn or Wynn fly,
and we're not certain if they can.
Dave also asked me to come down to the Swannery next month, for the day, after the 'roundup', when they do all the ringing.
Then we can have a proper chat about what's going on.

Cheers for the favour, Kev :ahoy:
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Artfreakish Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I see! I hope his mood changes for the better. He is a beauty but his bad temper affects others as well haha. You're welcome Will! ps: I've started to develop a deep connection with nature itself. It feels good :)
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad :D The more you connect, the better you'll feel :nod:
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Artfreakish Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
True and true :nod: :D
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JunJun510 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
wow~Love it so much~
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, m'deer :bow: and for the favour :hug::rose:
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JunJun510 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
>o<
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Harrisons-Forge Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Professional General Artist
I know swans are highly protective, we were always warned to steer clear if they had young...is this not an extension of that behaviour?

Lovely shot :D
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thankfully, this aberration is rare. I had a chat to Dave, the Swan-Herd, down at the Abbotsbury Swannery, where I used to work.
Hopefully this will pass as soon as Bryn sees his brood off, but it could last for a while, it all depends on Bryn. Dave has asked me
to keep him regularly informed, and especially when the cygnets start to fly, as so far, no one has seen either Bryn or Wynn fly,
and we're not certain if they can.
Dave also asked me to come down to the Swannery next month, for the day, after the 'roundup', when they do all the ringing.
Then we can have a proper chat about what's going on.

Many thanks for the favour, Kath :huggle:
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Harrisons-Forge Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wow. You learn something new every day :) 

and you are very welcome :hug:
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:blowkiss:
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Harrisons-Forge Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
:blush:
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Metal-Bender Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013   Photographer
That's so sad.
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hopefully it won't last :fingerscrossed:

Thanks a lot for the favour, m'deer :hug::rose:
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Metal-Bender Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013   Photographer
For sure.

You're very welcome Will!:hug:
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lukiesyaya Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm so sorry. :(
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thankfully, this aberration is rare. I had a chat to Dave, the Swan-Herd, down at the Abbotsbury Swannery, where I used to work.
Hopefully this will pass as soon as Bryn sees his brood off, but it could last for a while, it all depends on Bryn. Dave has asked me
to keep him regularly informed, and especially when the cygnets start to fly, as so far, no one has seen either Bryn or Wynn fly,
and we're not certain if they can.
Dave also asked me to come down to the Swannery next month, for the day, after the 'roundup', when they do all the ringing.
Then we can have a proper chat about what's going on.

Bless you for the favour, m'deer :love:
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lukiesyaya Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer

Thanks, will. Makes me feel better to have hope. I have been worried for Bryn and the ducks. Sounds fun to catch up at the Swannery with your friend. I hope Bryn and Wynn will be able to fly! :fingerscrossed: :heart:

You are very welcome for the fav, as always! I love seeing your work and look forward to it! :love: :hug:

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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Bryn sounds nasty as hell
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot for the favour, Dave :iconwineplz:
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
my pleasure Will
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EarthHart Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
He's an aberrant. I've never know a cob like him :no:
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
He's the nastiest I've heard about
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