This pair of Mallard Ducks has made itself at home in my front yard. The couple march up the broad lawn from the pond to the porch. The attraction is the bird feeder which is hung on a shepherd’s hook pole just a couple of feet from the porch. Whenever medium-sized birds fly from the feeder, the motion shakes a bit of left-over bird seed down to the ground. Instant duck treats! I usually just stand back and enjoy seeing the ducks march and then grab their seed treat snacks. If I am outside and need to go back inside the house, I’ll use the back stairs or sometimes will gently just go the regular route with as little notice given to the ducks as I can manage. Most times, the ducks will just start moving down towards the pond and won’t panic. I like the interactions between the songbirds and these wild ducks. I took the pictures in my yard on May 11, 2012. Happy Mother’s Day to all! Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!
May 13, 2012