~ Poor little Chippy ~
~ Two weeks on, Chippy's beak is now strong and appears to have grown a little ~
~ A bundle of energy ~
Nature was kind to Chippy. He has grown at exactly the same rate as his brothers and sisters, is able to drink and eat, swim and clean himself. Nature was indeed kind to him.
But today, nature was not kind to three others. Jamie arrived home from work to discover three ducklings unaccounted for. Cambridge was swimming in the shell pool with four of her brood, but he couldn't find the other three anywhere. Sadly, they were finally found at the bottom of the pond in Oxford's pen. We believe they got into the pond somehow and he has drowned them. We have seen him displaying aggressive behaviours towards the others previously so we assume it was him that drowned them.
Jamie buried them in the garden.
Nature was not so kind today.
* Chippy is named after the English town of Chippenham, in Wiltshire, from where my maternal family originate.