Sunday, 26 April 2015

A quacker of a surprise!

I opened the curtains this morning to see a pair of Mallards sat on the roof of the shed at the bottom of the garden. A new species for our back garden!

They seemed quite happy up there, then the male flew down and waddled around the garden, closely followed by the female.
They had a quick go on the swing
They came up to the house and had a drink in the pond. Luckily for the fish, the child proofing on pond also appears to be duck proof.

They then cleared up some of the food the birds had dropped off the bird table - a new species for underneath our bird table! The female then settled down for a snooze in the middle of the lawn.

We all got quite excited about the thought of a family of ducks living in the back garden ... then remembered Rosie the puppy, who soon scared them away!

Just one more reason to love our back garden!


  1. I get a heron and you get ducks lol Nature is surprising us both this week lol

  2. I thought of your heron when I saw them sat on the roof of the shed! You never know what you'll find out there!!