Remember about a week ago, when I told you about the mom mallard duck sitting on eggs in our front flower bed?
Remember how each day I would check on her numerous times?
Remember how I learned that it takes about 28 days for duck eggs to hatch?
Yeah, well …
This is the most I saw her with, although several times when I checked, all the babies were underneath her.
I knew that it wouldn’t be long before they would all waddle off for a new home near water, so I checked frequently. Monday morning at 6 and again at 9, they were still there. I’m happy to report that none of them seemed very bothered by me getting just a few feet away to talk to them and take photos.
I ran a few errands, and when I checked at noon, here’s all that remained:
No sign of the little family around two of our development’s three ponds. I’m hoping they are doing well, and I loved watching this saga unfold this spring.