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Palanas Mini-Dam in Bulacan

One interesting spot we passed at Barangay Maasim in San Rafael was a mini-dam built in the middle of the river that runs beside the road.

According to its marker, it was built in 2002 through the aid of Rotary International. It’s a simple enough structure, basically a concrete rampart that traverses the stream’s width. The purpose of the dam entirely escapes me. I guess it might be used to control the river’s flow and the high water utilized as irrigation for the nearby fields, but I’m just speculating here.

The Ramparts of Palanas Mini-Dam in Bulacan

What I surely know is the dam is a hang out place for ducks, lots and lots of ducks.

I’m unsure of their exact species, but a quick search shows that they might be khaki campbell ducks, which are common for duck raising livestock industries. These birds are bred for their eggs.

Ducks Everywhere at San Rafael, BulacanI wonder how their owner herd these guys in, they seemed to be all over the creek and I can’t seem to get near them, they hurriedly take flight whenever they see me coming.

I know this is a pretty ordinary scene in rural areas, nothing to get all excited about. But for us ManileƱos, it’s not everyday that we see a huge flock of birds (even if they’re just ducks) wading about without a cage.

 Ducks Everywhere at San Rafael, Bulacan  

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Barangay Maasim
San Rafael, Bulacan
http://www.sanrafael.gov.ph


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FARMLIFE AT SAN RAFAEL | PALANAS MINI-DAM

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Posted by Christian Sangoyo on Tuesday, June 28, 2011

4 comments:

  1. i agree, we don't see them everyday! very nice pictures.

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  2. super like the last picture! :D

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  3. Michi, Marjorie, Tina
    Thanks for appreciating and dropping by guys =]

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