Posted by: glandorescilly | 10/10/2016

R.I.P Sweetie

Some very sad news this weekend – Sweetie, the white duck from Porthloo duck pond who visited us regularly over the past six or so years, has gone to Duck Heaven 😦

 

"Sweetie" the white duck from Porthloo duck pond. Glandore Gallery Isles of Scilly.

‘Sweetie” the white duck from Porthloo duck pond. Glandore Gallery, Isles of Scilly.

She spent the last week of her life in the garden at Glandore, sitting quietly on her own in the sunshine on the patio and in other sheltered spots. We had a suspicion that she was nearing the end of her days because she was quite subdued and didn’t move around much.

We found her on the patio on the morning of Saturday 8th October 2016 and estimate that she must have died at dawn. Steve buried her safely under the grass next to the patio. We think she was born in our garden in about 2010 and has returned every year since, nesting for the last three or four years and raising about a dozen ducklings.

"Sweetie" and her ducklings, Glandore Gallery, October 2016

‘Sweetie” the white duck from Porthloo duck pond. Glandore Gallery, Isles of Scilly.

We will miss her … but this year’s family of ducklings is still visiting the garden, sometimes all together and sometimes in twos and threes. Maybe one of her daughters will nest in the garden sometime in the future 🙂 R.I.P Sweetie XXX

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