We have now counted 16 ducklings. They are growing and are not nearly the bundles of fluff of yesterday but they are still tiny.
They move as a great rolling scrum across the lawn, eating grass and wht have you. The mother duck gets very nervous if one goes astray.
Last night my husband scooped one up and it was so tiny. Apparently one does not grab but scoops. In his youth, my husband used to do a lot of birdwatching and bird ringing. it always amazes me that he is so calm, and I manage to flap about.
At the moment, it is a matter of trusting nature and the mother duck.
The children are over the moon about the ducklings and even theeldest who likes to pretend that nothing excites him was in reality quite excited by the whole thing.