A Erdinger has observed a complete duck family, such as the twelve Bibbis were literally full-fledged. The Whole thing happened with him on the balcony high above the city.
Erding – Michael Sachweh is to be envied: He lives in the middle of the Erdinger old town – and although so high up, that he enjoys a wonderful view over Erding. However, for the city of Sachweh had no eye. Because he had visitors, more specifically the right perennial bed guest said. A family of ducks had made it to Sachwehs balcony on the fifth floor cozy. And went off with the family.
"The plant boxes on my Loggia in the fifth floor must have been for the expectant floor mother duck a tempting Alternative to the near-ground nesting sites on the nearby stream: no danger from foxes or Martens, a dream view over the roofs of Erding years," reports the involuntary Free-landlord on time.
at the beginning of April, the duck, mom had begun with the building of the nest. "They used the earth from a Sachwehs plant pots and built her Nest in the protection of a small North man fir," says Sachweh. The needle like a journeyman to Christmas as a Christmas tree in the living room.
young hatched in April
at the end of April, the young hatched from the eggs. "The duck people in some things ahead of us. Between courtship, brood and nest escape more than twelve weeks hardly. And when young more Packed than a mess: an Average of seven to 16 copies of a clutch of eggs per year is one is told“ that to the duck experts ascended Sachweh.
Prompt, he was able to witness how fast it goes in ducks with the education. "The next Morning the mother Duck gathered his twelve Chicks and took them for a walk through my planter."
Everything with the camera
What they could not have imagined: they were observed. Sachweh is also a passionate photographer and followed his beloved roommates with a camera and a telephoto lens. "But always at a respectful distance," he says. He is proud that he was allowed to witness a unique natural spectacle in the middle of the city.
The full-Fledged you have been a "Drama in three acts": "the mother sat on the tubs edge and explored in all directions for the best landing place for their Chicks. Then you led your Little one in the corner, saw you as the ideal jumping-off base.“ At once she jumped and flew down. "The Chicks have not seen their mother for the first Time and were shocked. You have beeped the whole time,“ recalls Sachweh.
ducks-Polonaise in the stream
Below is the mother croaked incessantly. "Your call woke the Little strength and heroism. They climbed one after the other on the parapet, and plunged then in the deep.“ All had survived the first jump of your life.
guilty not had to have Sachweh. "I already knew before that ducklings can master those jumps from a great height, as a rule, with flying colors." Because they already had wings and were still very easy. The fluff rentals also has high air resistance.
And the end of the adventure? "Down the mother collected her a Little, and waddled in a chick procession to the nearby stream." For Sachweh a chick-Kamikaze with a Happy ending.Updated Date: 23 May 2020, 09:33