As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Sunday, 9 June 2019

Why ducks are appearing in strange places in Hull

Ducks have been seen in the likes of Whitefriargate, Trinity Market and the Avenues
10:54, 25 MAY 2019
It appears more and more ducks are making their homes in rather strange places in Hull.
A pair of ducks are securing celebrity status after becoming a regular feature in bustling Whitefriargate while whole new populations are creating a stir in streets, such as the Avenues in west Hull.
These birds are no strangers to the city’s parks and ponds but it seems some are being forced out to rather unusual new homes.
The majority of these urban ducks are mallards and have been spotted around Trinity Square, Paragon Square, Jameson Street and Whitefriargate, as well as residential streets across the city.
Outer Humber officer for the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Andrew Gibson knows all about the animals and birds which make Hull their home.
“There is probably overpopulation in some of Hull’s parks which is forcing some of the ducks to find other places,” he said.

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