We have been very excited to have the ducks come to visit at the start of spring. It is usually just the two until the last day, when they obviously have a going-away party, with up to 8 or 10 having fun in the pool. Then they head off somewhere else and we don't see them for another year.
Some of our neighbours had little ducklings at the bottom of their garden - we were very envious. We would love to have cute little ducklings swimming around our pool. But I think we have obviously drawn the short straw when it comes to ducks. On the weekend we noticed this egg sitting precariously close to the water. We googled whether you could move an egg and how you could do that without getting your scent on the egg or moving it to a place that the duck could not find again. But by the time we had done our research the egg had rolled into the pool!! Yikes. An emergency dash to fish it out and place it on the lawn (carefully wiped with a cloth), only to have a nasty crow come by a little later to break open the egg!
No little ducklings for us it seems. Work has already begun on plans to build a fox proof, anti crow, duck birthing suite, without the bath option, for next year.
Or maybe we will start looking up duck egg recipes!