No, not a star, but but something that is also wonderful and special!
Do you remember reading here about where Mr. and Mrs. Duck went? Well, the other weekend we found a little "HOME" that she made. I noticed that there was a clump of root ball hanging down from the basket. K.C. tipped the hanging basket a bit and we found a beautiful pale blue egg inside!!!
Then about Tuesday of last week we found Mrs. Duck, back in here Pent House, staying put on her bundle of joy(s). Remember, I did tip you in that my backyard seemed to be a maternity ward this Spring!
This is what can happen if you forget to clean up your hanging basket in the fall... Maybe you should thing about it? hehehe
We have a very good wildlife preserve,where they care and rehabilitate wounded birds etc. then return them to the wild. I called and the prompters directed me to Geese and Duck info... Very interesting. Geese mate for life, Ducks for the season of mating, leaving within one week once incubation starts. This means within one week of her sitting on the nest he leaves. That is the way it works for the Duck (Mallords) world. She will sit there for approximately 23 days. They have been known to make their nest in MUCH higher places. The ducklings should be fine as they are made to be able to handle tough situations. That is good news. I will be moving the hose reel and perhaps place an old towel over the brick edge... just for safe keeping... to hedge their chances. Oh dear, their little free falling entrance into the world. sigh.
I wish I could place a video recorder/ movie camera out there to catch them in action. I do know that ducks are not sleepy heads, they get up very early.
I would say that Beatrix, (the new name for Mrs. Duck) is a good mum!