Didn’t get to see an egg for the last few days in the Blue Tit nest box. She keeps it well hidden. Got a short glimpse tonight though and there are now 5 eggs.
Wonder how many she can deliver?
To be continued….
You may have seen the post on the Wook Duck on the Grand Canal, from March (www.cliffsview.wordpress.com/2011/03/03/if-you-go-down-to-th-canal-today/), well, yesterday morning on the walk to work, a male Mandarin Duck was on the pond in St. Stephen’s Green.
Only had my pocket camera with me and didn’t do a great job of it in the few minutes he stayed but it is clear that this isn’t a normal Dublin duck.
There seems to be a lot of Wood Duck and Mandarin sightings around lately but I haven’t heard a reason for it. Seems strange as they come from different directions around the world – maybe escapes from a collection?