Gallery: Special treatment for family of ducks

EVERY morning, as the village children make their way to school, staff at an historic Suffolk bakery are visited by a rather large family of friendly ducks.

The birds spend most of their time on a nearby pond but at about 8.30am each day they waddle along to the village green in Haughley, to say “good morning” to the team at Palmers Bakery.

The feathered visitors even have the luxury of taking a paddle in a make-shift pond, fashioned out of an old metal baking tray.

Christine Palmer, whose son Kieron now runs the bakery, said the ducks visited the village for about three months each year to have their young.

She said: “When they actually hatch they bring the young ones along from the duck pond around the corner. My husband put a big old baking tray and filled it with water and they go straight in there.”

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