The ducks came back yesterday and today. One female seems to be looking for a place to nest, she made herself quite comfortable in my back corner flower bed and stayed there for a long time yesterday. She blended right into the mulch and could barely be seen from the house. The only problem with her nesting here is our beloved golden retriever, Lilly. I had to let her out on the leash yesterday to make sure she didn't disturb the duck. I'm sure there are more suitable nesting places near the three ponds in our neighborhood.
They are so funny coming right up to the patio eating the sunflower seeds.
You can see in this picture that the grass is turning so green and needs to be mowed already.
The male mallard is a fine looking specimen, especially when the sun is shining on him.
Aren't they a cute couple?