Friday, 23 September 2016

Our Kittens Enjoy Playing With The Yellow Rubber Ducks,

in the little pool we made for them,

but I have just found out that there are blue rubber ducks, in a hide managed by the Scottish Ornithological Society at the Loch of Mey, near John O'Groats in Caithness, a new identification guide appeared, the card's information details include rubber duck behaviour - "some dabble, some dive" - and plumage, which is described as "uniformly of any single colour, yellow, blue and red being the commonest", it also says "silly facial expressions are a key identification feature", the loch is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and also one of a group of lochs that form part of the Caithness Lochs Ramsar site, wintering flocks of whooper swans and geese are drawn to Loch of Mey, and the other lochs, because of diverse aquatic vegetation, Mary Legg, a former countryside ranger who has a close involvement with the bird hide, said: "I've seen no rubber ducks on the loch, I probably need to get down there at bath-time." so I now not only have to find a blue rubber duck for the kittens but if the guide is correct there are red ones as well!

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