The ducks are acclimatising well to their new home in the picnic park. It is hoped to release them in the next week or so as they are almost ready to fly and so avoid danger. The threat of dogs and mink has been minimised especially after the capture of 1 mink on Tuesday evening only yards from the release pen. These animals are killing machines and capable of killing for fun not just for survival. Our thanks to the local Trout Anglers for their help and advice.