It turned out that the duckling was still sat in the hat when the work party broke off for lunch so Ed brought Kraken up to the house. By then Leighton had named the duckling after a sea monster.
Here is the picture story of Kraken's life on Skomer Island
|Jack hammering at North Haven on 2/6/15
|Kraken no more than a few hours old in Charmaine's hat
|Kraken having the first bit of food in his life. (Ducklings don't eat for the first 24h but live off the yolk from the egg)
|Having a swim in our sink. One day old
|So much computer work...
|...is tiring (three days old)
|How exciting, a larger swimming pool
|Sarah chashing up whilst watching Kraken in the cold frame
|Food is great...
|...and so is drink (one week old)
|Kraken doing Bird Log (12 days old)
|15 days old - he now tucks his bill behind his wing. Only problem: the wing is still too small :-)
He is so funny and interesting and has enchanted the entire island. Now that Kranken takes part in bird log we have many more participants. By the way, if you haven't already noticed, Kraken is a Shoveler. In two to three weeks Kraken will have all his adult feathers and then we will try and release him or her on North Pond. We will keep you updated on Kraken's progress.