Nice weather for ducks
The newborn ducklings may have been saved by the great storm. Their dramatic first day started with their long trek down to the pond, where they had their first swim. Then the heavens opened. This was a real storm, with thunder and lightening. Nice weather for ducks, but not perhaps for their predators- the cats and crows, who will have been seeking shelter rather than a tasty snack.
In the morning the skies had cleared and the ducklings were safe and sound. They had enough energy to find the Japanese pool, although one or two of the smallest almost didn’t make it- as this video shows.