A family of ducks that lives near Saanich Municipal Hall recently welcomed 11 ducklings and took them for a swim in the koi pond outside the offices. (District of Saanich/Twitter)

A family of ducks that lives near Saanich Municipal Hall recently welcomed 11 ducklings and took them for a swim in the koi pond outside the offices. (District of Saanich/Twitter)

Pair of ducks make Saanich Municipal Hall a nursery for 11 hatchlings

Family of ducks spent time in koi pond before heading down to Swan Lake

A family of ducks temporarily took up residence at Saanich Municipal Hall this week before heading down to Swan Lake.

According to staff, the duck couple has been living on the property for several years and recently added 11 newly-hatched members to their family.

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The ducklings often hatch on the property outside district offices before making their way down to the nature sanctuary across the parking lot behind, explained Jason Jones, community programmer for Saanich. While staff anticipate the annual sighting of little fluffy ducklings, there were far more than usual this spring.

The family spent some time in the koi pond outside the hall then made their pilgrimage to the lake on May 3. Members of the district’s horticulture team spotted the family crossing the parking lot and made sure the whole crew got into the nature sanctuary safely.


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A family of ducks that lives near Saanich Municipal Hall recently welcomed 11 ducklings and took them for a swim in the koi pond outside the offices. (District of Saanich/Twitter)

A family of ducks that lives near Saanich Municipal Hall recently welcomed 11 ducklings and took them for a swim in the koi pond outside the offices. (District of Saanich/Twitter)

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