It was lovely weather for ducks yesterday at Pier, when our yard had a visit from a female Mallard duck and her new family of 11 ducklings (or clutch to give them their proper name)!

Jemima Puddle-Duck (named after the Beatrix Potter character) and her family had wandered off from the nearby Sankey canal and ended up in the Pier yard. Thankfully, Alice, our Transport Administrator was on hand to guide the ducks out the yard and back towards their canal home.



Not our first bird rescue…

We have a habit of helping out our feathered friends here at Pier. Last month, our Sales Director and our very own Batman, Brian Doran,  leapt into action to release a Robin! The little bird had somehow managed to get itself trapped in one of our fork lift trucks.

Whilst last July, we had a very unexpected visitor to Pier. One of our vacuum excavators had been undergoing planned maintenance, but it turns out that our excavators make the perfect hiding place for a tired Barn Owl far from home and looking for a place to rest! It turned out that the Barn Owl was a trained bird and we were able to reunite it with it’s owner in Blackpool.


Duck Family 2


It’s not all about the ducks!

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