The duck families have not been around much recently - until today!! I found one stray duckling scurrying around in the garage. Whether it had just come in or been there all night, I just don't know. It was very young and obviously from a recent hatching. After much chasing I got it back into the garden thinking it was more likely to be re-united with Mum. Later I found there were 3 of them in the flowerbed. Deciding to let nature take its course, I left them to it but they kept re-appearing and headed under the gate for the road. They are so quick in spite of their youth & size but eventually they were shephered back into the garden (like a flock of sheep) and they disappeared behind the shed. After a while I found then hurrying across the lawn, heading for the pond. They climbed down the plank and went for a swim and got some food. That was the last I saw of them - I hope they made it back to the river and Mum.
Today also saw a visit from some adults males & females, 2 juveniles from the first hatchings plus Gilbert the goose. You never know who is going to visit next!!