Meet the York mum with 19 new babies

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NINETEEN ducklings have hatched in the gardens of the Merchant Adventurers Hall on Fossgate, the largest new flock staff have seen.

Two or three of the ducklings hatched on Monday and it is thought the rest hatched overnight.

The mother duck has been resident in the gardens for the last three or four years.

Hall Manager Lauren Marshall said: “We get quite a lot of ducks and geese from the River Foss nearby.

“The last time ducklings hatched here was in the winter. Those were rescued by Selby Wildlife Trust but then brought back in February time.

“This is the biggest number of ducklings we’ve had. Last year we had 18.”

The ducklings have been provided with a little tray filled with water by the hall keeper.

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BKKYorkshireboy says...

One of the most difficult decisions in life.. a L'Orange or Plum sauce?
One of the most difficult decisions in life.. a L'Orange or Plum sauce? BKKYorkshireboy
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