Ducks take up home on estate

PUBLISHED: 17:01 21 January 2010 | UPDATED: 11:36 25 May 2010

RESIDENTS on Weston's Bournville estate have been going quackers over some new feathered friends.

RESIDENTS on Weston's Bournville estate have been going quackers over some new feathered friends.

A trio of ducks has been built near the Windwhistle cycle path where Lonsdale Avenue meets Windwhistle Circle.

The duck artwork has been installed as part of South Ward Neighbourhood Management Partnership's arts strategy - aimed at connecting people to the landscape in which they live.

All the artwork has an historic link with the area and the idea of ducks is based on the rhyne that used to be visible above ground, but which now flows underneath Windwhistle Lane cycle path.

The ducks are mallards, which were regular visitors to the rhyne.

The pieces were created by artist Dominic Clare and are made of stainless steel on poles made from green oak.

At various times of day the light shines onto the ducks and reflects colours.

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