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Angel of the Moat... by EarthHart Angel of the Moat... by EarthHart
...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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