Every morning, just before I head out to work I do a Duck check to make sure our little duck is sitting in her nest and she looks happy. This morning I did exactly that not expecting anything to be different, except it was. For one thing, she wasn’t on her nest. And for another, there were a whole bunch of chicks frolicking around my garden!
You can’t see them all in the photo but I reckon there are 15-16 of the little darlings and as before they are amazingly cute. I left the gate open for them in case they decide to leave (I’ve no idea how they’d get out otherwise as with the gate shut a non-flying bird would struggle) but hopefully they’ve only just hatched and will spend another day in my garden. If they do hang around we’ll be able to go in late to work tomorrow and follow them to wherever they go, protecting them from cars / people / cats / meteor strikes. And then we’ll spend the next year hoping our duck will come back again!