Work started this week to clear out the pond in Scone Park. Over the last couple of years, the vegetation has grown and joined the island to the land. Vegetation is being removed from the pond to reinstate the island that makes it safer for the ducks and swans during nesting time. It will also create more surface area of water that will benefit the swans and ducks that make call it home. Work should be completed by early next week. Watch this space for updates….
Litter is also being removed and so far 6 footballs have been collected and couting!
These young, fluffy moorhen can be seen around the pond at Scone Park. They are very used to people so they come right up to you on the path.
One of your first experiences of feeding birds may have been as a child throwing some bread to the ducks and swans at your local pond or nearby river. Although feeding bread to ducks may seem like a kind thing to do and a great way of getting rid of stale bread, it can actually be potentially dangerous for them.
Instead, feed ducks and other pond dwelling birds oats, sweetcorn, any bird seed mixes and grapes!