Oh, to be a Duck

Oh, to be a Duck

Not that I need an excuse for a lunchtime walk but it was particularly pleasant temperature wise today (15 Celsius according to the Met Office) so a stroll around the duck pond in Chantry Park was in order. A few others were taking advantage of the bright sunshine to do likewise. The males ducks were somewhat frisky, a sign that spring is on its way perhaps. Apparently Male ducks can have an old boy that is up to 25 centimeters long, which is more than half of the body length of an average drake. Good news for the females I suppose. When breeding season is over, the ducks john thomas withers away and falls off, like the umbilical cord on a newborn baby. The old boy has done its job, and now the drake has better things to occupy his blood flow with!

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