In keeping with the teams love of water we would also like to introduce you the Manta Ducks: Elvis, Rocky, Speckles, Pe-King, Crispy and Jaffa.
Elvis – Elvis always seems to be “All shook up”. His quiff continues to grow; however, he struggles to remain smart! He walks with pride and is a firm believer that “You’ve got to follow that dream, wherever that dream may lead”
Rocky – As the head of the raft Rocky has a powerful bravado to protect and empower his fellow ducks. The damage to his beak identifies his determination to ensure no one in his raft is harmed. “Every champion was once a contender who refused to give up”
Speckles – With a speckled throat, Speckles stands out from the crowd. She is patient and is always considerate of her peers, especially when it comes to feeding time.
Pe-King – As the smallest member of the raft, Pe-King takes on the role of leading the raft throughout the day. What he lacks in stature he makes up in voice. His quacks can be heard upriver.
Crispy – With a tough exterior Crispy is Rocky’s right-hand man. He supports and protects. Crispy is also known for his healthy appetite and is not afraid to get stuck in at the mercy of others.
Jaffa – As the only one who has orange feet, she is easily identifiable. She has a curious nature and will always be at the back of the raft as she explores all areas of the river Hamble.
The ducks are rarely seen alone and take pride in their raft. As social and outgoing animals they thrive off each other’s company. The ducks spend their days looking for food in the grass but are truly spoilt by the Manta team and local businesses here at Botley Mill.
As the seasons change and they go in and out of nesting the team are keen to welcome some new additions in the not-so-distant future.