We opened The Dulaig garden to the public today as part of Strathspey Opens Gardens event to raise funds for two local charities, Grantown Museum and Riding for the Disabled.
Even though we were busy all day with visitors enjoying our garden the wild ducks who love lazing on our lawn did not leave. We did have a little sign up letting visitors know about our five little ducklings and we are delighted to say the wee ones were not at all disturbed by all the excitement.
We were delighted when Mrs Duck brought her day-old ducklings to our wildlife pond. The 10 ducklings explored their new surroundings, had their first swim and the scene was very peaceful until a second mother duck came along with her new brood of 13 ducklings…..pandemonium broke out!
After a battle for “ownership” of the pond the mothers seem to have agreed a truce for now.
What will happen next? Watch this space or, even better, come to The Dulaig and see for y...
Our new wildlife pond works for wildlife!
In the few months since we built it the pond has already attracted a wide variety of birds including grey wagtails and a heron.
The pebble beach is a great spot for the baby newts which sun themselves in the shallow water, and blackbirds, doves and other birds love to bathe and drink there too.
Red squirrels, pheasants and other birds including up to 17 wild mallard ducks visit the pond every day….. we can’t wait for ...