Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Sitting Ducks

This morning my dad came downstairs and noticed we had a visitor on the front walk...


Maddie and Jake thought this was pretty cool and we all watched for a bit. Jake had to eat breakfast. Maddie was already dressed and fed so she watched and updated us all.

Soon our feathered friend was joined by another.


We've been very lucky so far in that ducks haven't really found our pool (KNOCK ON WOOD!). As a kid we grew up with a pool that ducks found every spring and we would often have to go out in the morning and scare them away. They were tougher and tougher to scare away each year. Part of me wanted to go out and scare them away and another part thought they were fine as long as they were in the front yard. Who knows, maybe Mr. Duck is playing games with me and trying to lull us into a sense of complacency until he makes his move to the backyard. But I'm watching....

And they left two deposits on our front walk. Mike will be thrilled.

4 comments:

murphy343 said...

Kerry

Two things, first, your ducks look just like our Mr. and Mrs. Mallard that come to our bird feeder to eat almost daily and second, just be glad it wasn't geese leaving deposits on your sidewalk. Keep and eye on them as the female may be nesting somewhere near by.


Cold Spring Patrick

Kerry said...

I thought of you guys when I saw them outside. I wasn't sure if you had shooed them our way! We don't have many big bushes -but there is a pond nearby that is low so we'll have to keep an eye open and maybe start shooing them back your way soon!

Carol said...

I think these are our ducks and have followed us as we move - hee-hee. If they show up at our new house we will know for sure!

Missy said...

Well at least they are in the front. We have ducks at our school in the courtyard every year and a hawk that likes to eat the babies. We have 14 baby ducks I think still.