Since 2012, Words4It has tabulated duckling hatchings at the Brighton MillPond. Each brood is recorded and monitored throughout their development from first sightings until the young birds fledge, sometimes beyond. The data is relatively accurate during the first two months of life for the ducklings. After that, ducklings often leave their family groups and tracking them becomes much more difficult since the birds often look alike.
Births and family groups of Canada geese are not recorded simply because the birds cannot be easily distinguished from each other. A Mute Swan family resides at the millpond and any cygnets hatched are dutifully presented in blog posts so they are not reported in tournament results.