A few weeks ago we found a rather lovely looking pair of ducks who were jostling for food in amongst the Mallards, after a Facebook plea, the fabulously knowledgable Andrew MacGillivray (see you in a couple of weeks!) was able to tell us that they are Lavender Calling Ducks.
It seems that they were originally bred to encourage wild Mallards to populate an area, at Lochend it seems to have happened the other way around! Larry and Lavinia are not wild unlike the Lochend Mallard’s however because our kind customers take good care of them, you’d conclude otherwise! Maybe they’re just here their holidays and will depart just as quickly as they arrived. They’re definitely a pretty addition.