Justin had seen a male mallard hanging around, and so figured the female would follow shortly. Because we plan to do some work on the side of the house where she had nested, we wanted to move the hay to another suitable nesting spot (under some lilac bushes behind the garage), hoping that she would find it.
Well, tonight Justin started moving the hay, only to discover that Mama Duck had already been there! She not only had a nest, but had already laid two eggs!
|Mama Duck's 2013 nest|
So too late for moving it. Guess we'll just have to wait until this year's ducklings hatch and make their way out in the great big world!