Gus Claffey tells us that recently he observed a wild duck flying out of a hawthorn bush
with a covering of ivy and on investigating Gus found her nest with 6 blue/green eggs
in a nest about six feet above ground.The tree is about 300 metres from the river.
Gus is interested in how the parents will get the youngsters to ground level and water.
The young ones need to find food almost immediately.
Last year the river flood had a big effect on birds nests and many young were lost.
Does this bird know something that we dont Noah ?
Hope to keep you informed.