In reply to Andy Hawksworth:
A crow has now found what's left ..
Oh geez .... Andy are we sure the first mallard was the mother? Why would she abandon the brood, too few of them for her to bother?
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In reply to Marina P:
I can't tell the difference between the 2 females, I had no idea which of them was on the nest each time I looked. I just supposed it was the same one each time.
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