Posted on May 31st, 2012
We all new that the fabulous weather couldn’t last forever, another weekend would have been nice, but the gardens need the rain, and the ducks don’t seem to mind.
Seeing the cheeky ducks on the Village is one of the things that many of our guests look forward to, and feeding the ducks at the local park is often one of our first experiences of nature when we’re little. It surprised me to find out that these unnofficial symbols of Ribby are in fact on the amber list of species of conservation concern, due to a recent drop in their poulation nationally.
This made me wonder which other birds on the lists of birds of conservation concern we are home to or visited by here at Ribby, and the results surprised me.
|Red Listed Species||Amber Listed Species|
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
Black Headed Gul
It makes me glad that I live and work in a place that is home to so many different species.
Next week is the RSPBs ‘Make Your Nature Count’ week, so why not come along on Tuesday or Wednesday and meet Jen, she’ll help you to spot these and some other species on the Village, and maybe even inspire you to have a go at a bit of nature spoting in your garden when you get home.
And just because these guys got such a lovely reaction on our Facebook page, here are some of our, thankfully thriving, mallard youngsters.
Here’s hoping we’ll see the sunshine again soon!