Ducklings

This duck family can be seen on the Dodder below the weir at Lr. Dodder Rd., Rathfarnham. They are now around a month old and have lost four of their number , maybe to predators. They also had to survive a few days last week when the river was in flood after very heavy rain.

And here’s an interesting video on ducklings leaving a nest box when they are just one or two days old.