A family of 10 ducklings and their mother have been rescued from the roof of the council’s offices on the hottest day of the year.
Jill Small, one of the council’s customer service advisers, said:
“This morning we looked out and spotted that a duck had decided to start a family on the fifth-floor green roof of our offices.
“We put out trays of water because of the heat and called in a volunteer from the Swan Sanctuary. He quickly helped us catch mother duck and nine of her ducklings.
“The last duckling proved more elusive, but after we brought the mother out in her cage the youngster immediately broke cover so we could reunite it with its family.
“I’m sure none us had any idea what we would be doing with our lunch hour when we came into work today – but it’s great this story had a happy ending.”