January 10th, 2016



 I was puzzled by the identity of these ducks today.  The one with the red face is male, and he is the sort of large, spectacularly ugly duck I often see hanging about on the slip at Calstock.  I had assumed that these were domesticated ducks, although I have had a look at the Websites of Duck Identification with no success.

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Wild Garden

Streampath and hedges slain

Morning on the Tamar, and *no rain again*
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Baffled yet delighted by the continuing absence of rain, I launched an offensive on the garden.  I have removed the figs that definitely won't ever ripen now, laid a stretch of hedge, and felled a number of hazel trees that had got overlooked because they are on an awkward bit of hedge to lay.  Now I feel very tired and stiff.