Tag Archives: Moorhen

New wildlife at the pond

There’s a new brood of baby moorhens now paddling round the pond – the second brood this year. And if you pop along to see them, you might also spot members of a new species recently introduced to the area … Continue reading

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Moorhens appear for the 30th

A family of seven ducklings appeared in May but quickly disappeared: we fear the worst. Now four, or it could be more, they’re very shy, little baby moorhens are happily paddling around the pond. We hope they will fare better … Continue reading

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Heritage Trail opens

The new Biddenham Heritage Trail, which includes the village pond, was opened today, 18 April, by Alistair Burt. After the opening, villagers and visitors hit the Trail and the Friends of the pond were down by the village pond with … Continue reading

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Waiting for Bertha

Looking splendid in green, if you’re partial to duck weed that is, and the ducks and the moorhens don’t seem to mind, and replenished somewhat by yesterday’s rain, the pond awaits the embrace of the former hurricane Bertha as she … Continue reading

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What a scorcher

We may not always have a summer, but this July has undoubtedly been hot! It has meant the water level in the pond has gone down quite considerably but at least three of the baby moorhens are still paddling round … Continue reading

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In the pink ….. unfortunately

The water level in the pond is holding its own, as today’s thunderstorms compensate to some extent for the previous weekend’s sunshine and high temperatures. Not that it wasn’t a very enjoyable weekend! But regardless, azolla is continuing to creep … Continue reading

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New life and other things at the pond …

Wow! New life at the pond – four baby moorhens paddling round with mum and dad, and around them buzzing a whole host of electric blue dragonflies. A sight to warm your heart. And thank you to the Manor Hospital … Continue reading

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Parallel universes?

Does the village pond exist in parallel universes in one of which there are many ducklings but in the other only one? I seem to inhabit the universe with only one duckling! There it was this morning sitting on the … Continue reading

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The birds are back

Ducks and moorhens are visiting the pond once more. And just maybe in a few weeks time they might stay to breed.

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