What happened when a duck decided to nest on my Dad’s balcony… on the 9th floor of an apartment block. I decided to make this after my thread about it on Twitter went absolutely bonkers! I thought it would be easiest to put it all together in one place for everyone, and as a nice thing for my Dad to have to share too.
If you love birds as much as me and my Dad do, and you’re in the UK, you can find out more about the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) here: https://www.rspb.org.uk – they do amazing work for wildlife.
A note in case anyone is wondering: Dad decided to lower them in a bucket because there are so many balconies below his and he was worried that the ducklings would get blown off course if he just left them to drop down. If they got blown onto another balcony, they’d be separated from Mrs Mallard and the bond broken. They’d also be much more vulnerable to predator birds, and there are lots of them looking for little ducklings to eat.
I will make a video for this year’s (2021) hatching after it’s happened (next week at the time of writing this!) And if you enjoyed this, subscribe for Operation Mallard 2: Electric Boogaloo!
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