5.22.14 - Bird Nerd Moment - Surprise Mallard visit
I have to admit, when Mr.&Mrs.Mallard show up in our backyard...we feel pretty special. My daughter insisted on filling our kiddie pool, which we have done in the past for these two. We haven't had a visit from them though in two years! We rescued our dog Pumpkin in the summer of 2012 and these mallards have stayed out of our yard since...until today. What a special treat and a reminder that when you're kind, as often as possible, you're treated to wild surprises just like this. They really seemed content on our filthy Slip-N-Slide. Mr.Mallard seemed quite protective of his lady. He always had a watchful eye.
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