Today is gray with intermittment rain. It rained so hard at one point, the man hole cover was yet again lifted. this will result in me having to alert the council once again, just when I thought they had fixed the problem. Luckily none of the ducklings were in the stream when the water came flooding through and so they did not get swept away.
Alas though we now 12 ducklings. Neither my husband nor I are sure about where the other two went. Did the black hooded crows get them when they swooping over the garden on Sunday? Was their a rogue rat? What exactly happened? We searched for the bodies but could not find them. The remaining 12 seem to be doing fine, but the smallest one occassionally has to be rescued and helped up the sides of the stream.