FIREFIGHTERS in Wilmslow had to rescue two ducklings after they were spotted nesting in a chimney pot on Saturday (June 5).

The unusual sight had been reported by several passers-by at an address on Hough Lane and an appliance from the town's station was dispatched shortly after 1.30pm.

On arrival, the firefighters located the fluffy chimney dwellers and after taking advice from wildlife experts it was decided the best option was to bring them back down ea.

A ladder was quickly deployed and the two chicks were soon reunited with their mum, who was already on terra firma.

A spokesman for Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "Firefighters were called to an address in Hough Lane, Wilmslow following reports of nesting ducklings in a chimney pot.

"The crew used a ladder to retrieve the ducklings and bring them to ground level where they were reunited with the adult duck."

Meanwhile, the crew from Wilmslow Fire Station tweeted: "Wilmslow Firefighters rescued two ducklings from a chimney using a ladder and height safety equipment.

"After a number of calls to wildlife experts it was decided to bring them down, FF’s finally reunited the two chicks with their mum and they waddled off into the sunset."