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Mallards move in


  • Author: Anne Cleaver
  • Published: 18th June 2018
  • Categories: Blog, Business, Clanfield

Mallards move in

 We have new neighbours in the village and whilst we extend a warm welcome they would appreciate peace and quiet to settle into their surroundings.  Yes, Mr & Mrs Mallard have taken up residence on the village pond in Charlton Lane and appear to be enjoying their delightful detached home, surrounded by water and fringed with flowering plants. 

During the winter, local volunteers braved freezing conditions to cut back overhanging branches and undergrowth, giving space for new plants to grow and provide a home for a wide variety of wildlife.

In 2017 we reported that the village pond was home to a family of ducklings who thrived in this quiet spot beside a busy road.   http://www.clanfieldonline.com/105/1341/ducks-new-home

The advice to our community is the same as last year:

  • enjoy observing the birds and other wildlife but don’t disturb them
  • there is ample food in and around the pond so please do not feed
  • keep your dogs on a lead and clean up after them
  • litter – take it home - don’t drop it here or anywhere

We welcome the Mallard family and hope to see ducklings enjoying the pond very soon.




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