This is what happened the second time that Mrs Mallard decided to nest on my dad’s balcony, 150ft above the water!
Huge thanks to Ian Haslam from the BBC for his additional footage. And big thanks to Neil Hulme for helping Dad to lower the ‘ducket’.
In case you missed them, here is the video for Operation Mallard 1: https://youtu.be/MUebp8NwVd4 and here is the video describing Dad’s preparation for Operation Mallard 2 as mentioned: https://youtu.be/zCU4_I-JqoE
Making the Operation Mallard videos has taken a huge amount of time (it’s a new skill for me!) so if you’ve enjoyed them and are so inclined, you can buy me a coffee by going to https://ko-fi.com/emmanewman – I will be donating 50% to the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) when people put ‘Operation Mallard’ in the message box when donating. Thank you!
When I’m not managing PR for a certain mallard, I write books and I’m also an audiobook narrator. If you’re curious about my work, you can find out more here: http://www.enewman.co.uk – thanks for watching!