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    Ducklings

    There were about 4 groups of similar size on neighbors paddock

    Looks like breeding season was fairly successful. I reckon possibly 100 birds out there having a great time

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    Kids had 10 on their pond last week, next day 5 and now none, cats, pukes, eels and rats
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    Kids had 10 on their pond last week, next day 5 and now none, cats, pukes, eels and rats
    Don't forget the magpies !, the old lady has had 3-4 pet magpies for years not the pic up type but she feeds them on the lawn they come up really close , now she wants them shot iv been trying to get her to film the action but she wont , seemly they have turned into some freak raptors hunting in 2,s killing thrushes , black birds , wax eyes , raiding nests and ducklings in the paddock , she reckons they are carting there prey back to the nest !!
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    I LOVE ducks to the point I don't shoot them anymore. I DO miss them on my plate, however.

    I sure enjoyed seeing that photo...thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    Kids had 10 on their pond last week, next day 5 and now none, cats, pukes, eels and rats
    Hawks probably account for as many as all those things put together.
    Overkill is still dead.

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    everywhere on the plains lately.....mum teaching them how to cross the road wonder what percentage make it to may

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    Boaraxa....shotgun with a stout load of lead #2s through bottom of the nest at night will take care of mum, dad and the little ones hatched or otherwise makes magpies into good magpies quick smart.
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    The puks hammer the poor little buggars

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    Saw mum duck out with 8 ducklings on Saturday, when I went back on Sunday there were only 7. Survival of the fittest I suppose.

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    Some good numbers around our area.
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    Even saw a cuppla swan (cygnot)
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