Well, as expected, it was this mum who hatched out the duckling. But rather surprisingly she has only hatched one so far. Perhaps there will be more..
All snuggled up with bill under mum's wing. She sleeps under mum at night. I think it will be better if she had siblings. Ducks are flock animals after all.
Here's the view from within the pool area and you can see she still has some eggs under her that she's trying to hatch out. We'll just have to wait and see.
Two of the other ducks, the white ones, have both abandoned their nests and all the eggs were rotten. Yuck - terrible smell. I was glad when they gave up and we could clean up the mess. The brown duck is still sitting and she did start later than the others so we will give her another week or so.
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