Feeding Time for Ducks and Swans

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  1. roders

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    Ducks and Swans feeding at Welney Marsh.


     
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      More from Welney.
      The grey birds are Godwits

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        Whooper Swans with that striking yellow bill @roders, from Russia. I have never seen one as they don't come this far down.
        The Godwits are Bar Tailed, also only in very small numbers here but we have hundreds of Black Tailed which are similar. Nice to see some Pochard as they are the fastest declining duck in the UK.
         
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          Might be a bad idea to be feeding the birds right now with the bird flu going about. All those birds mingling so close together may well end up killing them. .?

          Hundreds of geese have died near us, and 20 odd swans in a small lake also snuffed it recently.

          Ive emptied our bird baths feed tables just in case.
           
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