Just ducking in for a quack one

Ducks make their home in a Joondalup pool.
Ducks make their home in a Joondalup pool.

But this year they made a nest in the garden and laid a large clutch of eggs.

We contacted the Department of Parks and Wildlife for advice and they encouraged us to build a ramp so the ducklings could get out of the pool.

We think the female duck laid on the eggs for about 21 days and then one weekend we discovered, much to the delight of some residents and their children, that Mrs Duck (as we have named her) was making her way down the ramp with her very young brood of nine ducklings.

The experts said she could leave in a matter of hours to make her way home to Central Park.

After a few swims, Mrs Duck was ready to go home, so we opened all the gates and she slowly made her way followed by her cute ducklings to the park.

We would like to thank strata manager Darrrell Crouch & Associates for the care and support the staff have provided over this incubation period to ensure the security and preservation of our precious wildlife.