A lovely day for swimming…

A reader emails

These are so beautiful …   on my friend Barbara’s pond.  On their behalf she lives in fear of cats,

hawks, pukekos and eels …  and has seen many similar families reduced to one or two :-(

This land is in our Flat Bush area and is designated for high density housing, so in the near future this lovely haven will be no more !!

It is known as progress  ….





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  • sheppy

    You might want to take a look at
    The high density of Len’s dreams may not be needed after all…

    • Whanga_Cynic

      But that can’t be right because 30 years times 31,000 equals an extra 930,000 people in the whole of New Zealand and that nice Len chap says there’s going to be 1M more just in Auckland in that time! LOL

      Oh, forgot, LBIAFC

      • sheppy

        Please lefties save us from the population crisis – oh hang on you created it in the first place…
        From the social engineers playbook…

  • Allan

    Ducklings are awesome! they grow into full sized ducks that I get to shoot :D

  • cows4me

    Heaps around at moment. Mother duck with 12 ducklings on shit pond this afternoon. Lots of paradise ducklings at moment to, these are easier to catch as they tend to roam across open paddocks, parents very protective.

  • Sir Cullen’s Sidekick

    All she needs to do is give smelling hippie Norman or the fat Tuatara and tell them – “there is progress in my backyard”.

    Nek minnit, they will stop it and she can live happily with her ducks….

  • Good to see stock building up for next may.

  • Orange

    Why are ducks so cute and pigeons so annoying?

    • Betty Swallocks

      Who cares? They both taste nice.

  • andrew carrot

    Number one issue for the Gweens: do they jump up and down on behalf of an introduced specie, and if so, why only this one?

  • bristol

    Number one threat to ducklings where I live are bloody seagulls. They eat ’em alive.