Wordless Wednesday – Adopted by Mallards

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We’ve known these two ducks for ages from disturbing them regularly in the ditches along our dog walks, but for the last two months they have taken to returning the favour and are frequently to be found in our garden.

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They’ve sampled the delights of the ground-level bird bath

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They’ve shown their best side for photo opportunities

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They’ve tested the joys of the bubbling boulder fountain

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But mostly, they’ve enjoyed the pond

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Cheekily sifting through the blanket weed … and probably the baby fish (mostly Rudd)! Don’t they look innocent though?

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They’ve done a showy bit of bathing

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The male is not to be out done!

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They’ve even started to invite their friends. We’ve seen up to five around the pond … Oh dear, we might regret this!

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7 Responses to Wordless Wednesday – Adopted by Mallards

  1. shoreacres says:

    I adore mallards. They’re companionable birds, and can attach themselves to humans rather firmly — as you’ve discovered!

  2. Thomas Corbin says:

    Thank you for sharing this – It’s such an escape to watch nature’s creatures. We have nesting cardinals and robins near our back door and they are such a delight!

  3. Eliza Waters says:

    You’ll love it when their fluffy, adorable ducklings hatch out. 🙂 I wonder where they’ve hidden their nest?

  4. Pingback: Wildlife Wednesday – Looking after Baby | Frogend dweller's Blog

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