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If you've lived in Haddenham for more than a few years, you're likely to remember how the pond at Church End used to look in terms of its waterfowl population: the characteristic white Aylesbury duck used to dominate our classic English village setting.

More recently, the Mallard has taken over at Church End and the poor old Aylesbury variant seems to have all but disappeared. Some local residents have cried fowl play and have accused the Parish Council of ducking their responsibilities. Presumably they were fearful of the Bill. Certainly the complaints of local residents seem to have fallen like water off a duck's back.

Thankfully, Haddenham Village Society has added the Aylesbury duck situation to their menu of activities and have been paddling towards a possible solution. Although progress seems to have been slow on the surface, beneath the waterline furious efforts have been made.

Most recently a breeder was approached and a suitable plan was hatched. Sadly, there was a pluck-up in the process and instead of lining the banks of Church End pond, the new residents have ended up lining someone's freezer.

Fear not, Haddenham.net will keep you abreast of developments.

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