Thursday, March 20, 2014

That's MY Duck!

I saw Ms. Mallory tonight. I know it's amazing that I can tell her apart from all the other ducks in the pond... but I can. She's loud. She's bitchy. She complains A LOT! And she's smaller than the other she-males.  I feel I know her as well as I know Mabel!

She was complaining and fussing and I walked through the shrubs to see her. The closer I got, the louder she got. Just as I got my camera out, she took flight!  All red arrows point to her and her thrashing wings!

She circled me constantly, fussing the whole time and diving toward me.  Finally she landed:

And kept fussing until Drake landed beside her. His presence seemed to calm her a bit, as did Mabel and I leaving the tall shrubs where I'm certain there are some eggs....

I'm happy my girl has decided the pond is a nice place to live. My pool still hasn't recovered from the last round of babies two summer ago!


Millie and Walter said...

We're glad to hear Mallory is alive and well and not nesting in your pool.

Mollie said...

I use to have a pet duck called Francis Drake, he was so cute but didn't know he was a duck LOL xxxoxxx

Mollie and Alfie

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

How fun to see Mallory again!!! We hope she has a lovely brood hatching soon.

You gave her a great start in your pool:)

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