Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Suddenly We Have Ducks

Late Sunday afternoon a pair of mallards landed in our very tiny pond. It seemed a fluke, something incredibly sweet, but certainly not something that would be repeated.
However, on Monday, Mrs. Duck arrived at 6:30 pm, floated in the pond a while, and then took her dinner under the birdfeeder. Seeing her reminded me that I heard something the other day when I was out in the garden. I mentioned to Roger, I thought I heard from somewhere off in the border trees a sound like a decoy duck call, not real but duck-like. Now I wonder if they actually have a real nest there. If they show up again tomorrow, I'm going to buy duck food. I should, shouldn't I? Would it be wrong to encourage them?

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