Hot & sunny most of the day. One duck had hatched this morning. Later moved the hen to a new coop & left the more backward eggs with another broody. By evening 7 ducks; the eigtth° shows no signs of hatching but have put it under the hen for the night. The first ducks are fluffed up but show no disposition to walk about. Apparently ducklings are much slower to walk than chickens, being ‘weak in the legs’ (Mrs R.). Made an awning with adjustable sacking cover & put flat dish of water in coop.
Rehoed onions which are growing at last. Marrows also growing, one strongly. White rose out. 15 eggs.
 Probably Mrs Ridley, a neighbour. Peter Davison