Early this morning in Thetford, as Lee Barber (BTO recoveries officer) was walking to work, he heard a distant, quiet tweeting from a nearby storm drain. Following the sound of these meek little calls, Lee discovered that two newly hatched Mallard ducklings had fallen down the drain!
Whilst taking their first steps towards the nearby river, these little ducklings had made the unfortunate mistake of walking over a storm grid and then accidentally falling between the grating!
Lee managed to lift the drain lid and 'fish out' the ducklings safe and sound. (Although he described this as being a particularly smelly job!). The little ducklings were soon reunited with their mum and other siblings who were by then swimming around on the river.
A happy ending all round!