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    first broods

    i was in cambridge at the weekend working the dog and seen our first brood of mallard,must have been 3-4 days old.these must have been laid end of feb! global warming,were all dooooooomed

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    Sorry but this is not unusual at all. Mallard start laying from the end of Feb as standard providing it's not terrible weather obviously!

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    I've got several hen Mallard on nests at the moment in my laying pen, due off any day now. I've had them hatching out as late as 5th October also.

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    I remember going wildfowling at the end of jan many years ago, while driving out of the village early in the morning had to give way to a mother duck and her brood crossing the road, ok these were semi tame local village pond ducks but still early all the same.

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    A chap i know has got a pheasant laying with his free range hens in north yorkshire.

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    yep we are collecting pheasant eggs now

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    Presented to us at the back door by a very proud lab on Wednesday...2 fledgling pine warblers
    Below is a link to my website.
    Quad sticks

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    Quote Originally Posted by limulus View Post
    Presented to us at the back door by a very proud lab on Wednesday...2 fledgling pine warblers
    bloody good retrieve,i thought they were only found in the u.s

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    Quote Originally Posted by baguio View Post
    Sorry but this is not unusual at all. Mallard start laying from the end of Feb as standard providing it's not terrible weather obviously!
    didnt think end of feb was standard.got plenty of pairs up here but none with chicks yet.maybe earlier further south

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