Tuesday, 12 June 2012
Parents struggled to understand how they could tell their children that this once delightful creature had now vanished and would be seen by future generations as a myth and legend on a par with the dodo.
But then a miracle. It seems the species is more resilient than it has been given credit for. It has been spotted again.
Fantasy Bob's Duck is back. Lesser Spotted Tufted and Crested, the Duck is back. If mystery still surrounds is sudden disappearance, then there is no mystery in its return. An ungainly lunge at a full length ball outside off stump on Sunday.
Nature lovers can rest easy in their beds. The RSPB is now considering the extent to which FB's efforts at the crease could restore other imperilled species. The man deserves an accolade - no praise is too high.