Aylesbury duck

Pluck a Duck!

Home » News » Pluck a Duck!
Duck Stretch 01

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.

popular recent storiesAlso in the news

Fete 11
Fete Committee: Thu 23 May 8:00pm

Haddenham Village Fete — Saturday 8th June, 1.00pm — 4.30pmMake sure you get along to Haddenham Village Fete when it opens at 13.00 on Saturday 8th June as this year the occasion will start in spectacular fashion with a Hurricane Flypast scheduled for 13.10 (weather permitting of course!). This rare and historically important aircraft is one of only 12 Hawker Hurricanes still airworthy...

Christian Aid_Envelope Returns
Mary Miller: Tue 21 May 9:30am

Christian Aid Week concluded on Saturday 18th May. If anyone has a Christian Aid envelope which wasn't collected, please would you drop it into No. 6 Long FurlongOr to any of the village churches, please. Thank you.Mary...

Open Gardens 03
Cynthia Floud: Mon 20 May 11:00am

A number of local gardens will be open to visitors on the day of the traditional village fete once again this year — on Saturday 8th June.This year six gardens will be open, at:16 Church End (David and Angela Truesdale)The Malthouse, 4 Church End (Chris and Mary Wellby)9 Church End (Margaret Walshe)5 Flint Street (Ros Welch)15 Flint Street (Roderick and Cynthia Floud)Manor Farm...