According to the Telegram channel of the Moscow municipal services complex, 525 chicks appeared in the capital’s natural spaces this year and 135 ducks were born. The count was carried out by ornithologists. As a result, mallards produced the largest number of offspring: 418 ducklings in 100 clutches were born in the Izmailovo natural historical park, in the Moskvoretsky natural historical park and in the Zelenogradsky resort reserve.
In second place are the burns: 65 ducklings in 17 broods appeared in the Izmailovo natural historical park and in the Zelenogradsky resort reserve. Two nests of tufted ducks have been recorded in the Moskvoretsky Natural Historical Park. A total of 9 ducklings appeared.
The grebes gave birth to 20 chicks in 10 broods and were observed on the territory of the Izmailovo natural historical park and the Moskvoretsky natural historical park. Coots: 6 chicks in 4 clutches hatched in the Izmailovo Natural and Historical Park. And the water hens brought 7 chicks in two broods to the Kuzminki-Lublino Natural Historical Park.
“Thanks to this census, ornithologists can draw conclusions about the composition of waterfowl in Moscow, track changes and understand how comfortable ducks live in the capital’s water bodies,” experts said.