family of ducklings take up residence in Burnham-On-Sea garden
cute family of ducklings has made a Burnham-On-Sea garden their
Burnham resident Pauline Knight says the furry new additions
were born in her garden after a Mallard duck took up residence.
had the privilege of a Mallard duck nesting under our lounge window
from the beginning of April. I don't think anyone else in the road
knew she was there," she told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
"That said, there were a few 'moments' with visiting cats
and a magpie!"
"Eight ducklings hatched out last week and they used a garden
pot as their home. Then, on Monday, the mother and her ducklings
left for a more permanent home on a rhyne."
"I followed them at a discreet distance and would like to
thank a driver in Stoddens Road who slowed down as the duck and
"Thanks also go to a gardener who stopped strimming his
grass outside his home so they could pass comfortably."
The family is now safely back in the wild and has been spotted happily swimming along a local rhyne.