I'm relieved to say that although there is still no sign whatsoever of a mummy duck, the ducklings are doing fine. They are eating & drinking & are a lot less frightened. You can see just how small they are, easily fitting into the palm of one hand.
I have been told that a family of ducks wandered across the garden of the farmhouse by us the other day & unfortunately mum & eight ducklings were killed by the farm dogs. So sad! I just wonder if these little ones were part of that same family & escaped? Wherever they have come from I am determined that their story will have a much happier ending.