This is the remarkable sight of several ducklings being rescued after they fell down a drain near Market Harborough. The neighbours were alerted in the early hours of the morning by noises from the frantic mother - and that was when Edan March sprang into action in the pouring rain. See SWNS story SWMDducklings. Once he worked out that the ducklings had fallen in, he managed to lift off the cover with tools before passing all seven babies to his partner, Georgia, under the watchful eye of daughter PiperTaking up the story, Georgia Littlejohn said the mother duck had chosen their front garden in Marsh Drive, Husbands Bosworth, as the perfect place to lay her eggs and had been nesting there for four weeks - and on Sunday May 15, the brood started hatching, so they knew she would soon be taking her ducklings to the pond. But in the early hours of this morning (Monday), a neighbour messaged the family to say that the duck was distressed.