A family of ducks living the good life in Brian Chalmers’ pool on the Esplanade at Urangan.
A family of ducks living the good life in Brian Chalmers’ pool on the Esplanade at Urangan. Alistair Brightman

These ducks are not daffy

A FAMILY of ducks made the most of this week’s warm weather, happily taking refuge in the front yard pool of Brian Chalmers and Beau Bolinger’s home on the Esplanade.

The weather was warm but overcast last week and that trend is set to continue at the weekend, with average temperatures of 26 degrees predicted both today and tomorrow.

Showers are also expected this weekend with Bureau of Meteorology forecaster Rick Threlsall predicting more rainfall today than tomorrow.

Moderate to fresh south-easterly winds are also forecast.

Beau Bolinger said while he was enjoying the company of the family of ducks, he was concerned they were not getting enough food.

Yesterday Mr Bolinger made a tunnel under the fence of his Urangan home and the family of ducks made their way through.

He was hoping the ducks would make their way to a dam just down the road from his home.

The ducks visited his home daily over the past week while Dr Chalmers, a double amputee, watched on by the side of the pool.

This isn’t the first time the two have enjoyed the company of a family of ducks.

About two years ago another mother duck brought her ducklings for a dip.

“That duck had eight babies,” Mr Bolinger said.

“This year we just had four.”



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