It must have been fascinating to see a hog making a natural nest outside. 7 – that’s a lot of hoglets. I am assuming you meant that was the number who left the nest? I should think Mum hedgehog had her work cut out with that many!
Well done with the ducks. They do sometimes choose some very silly sites to nest in. I remember once some ended up in a very small area left between buildings, so very high walls all round. There was no way out for the ducklings, so they had to be transported in a box to the other side where they were reunited with a very agitated Mother duck. I think it’s the sensible ones who choose gardens!