Sunday, 27 February 2011
Bad Ducks at Leighton Moss
We arrived at Leighton Moss to find a drama unfolding in the car park. A female duck was being targeted by a number of drakes that had failed to find a mating partner. Most mallards will mate for life, but this is what can happen to the ones that are left out.
As you can see, it was a pretty ugly scene, and just goes to show that the mating season isn't just about colourful displays and elaborate courting rituals.