Blackthorn Blog

06/06/2013 - There's good news and there's bad news!!

Well the bad news is that the swans have abandoned their nest. They have been off for a few days now so sadly there's no chance that we'll have some cygnets. Mike rowed over yesterday and there were 2 eggs in the nest. Hopefully they will try again next year.

The good news is that today 2 of the eggs in the incubator have hatched and we have 2 gorgeous little yellow ducklings (or baby quack quacks as Harvey is calling them). Harvey and his baby brother Zach have been playing out in their pirate ship paddling pool this week and he wanted to take the ducklings for a swim but I think we'll wait a day or two.

We had started to think that nothing was going to come of the incubator but we have 4 more duck eggs and 4 turkey eggs so we'll keep watching for a while yet.

 

 

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Mike and Rita Corrigan, Blackthorn Gate, Eastfields Farm, Nunthorpe, Nr Stokesley, North Yorkshire TS7 0PB
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