I've got a small town garden that is about 100m from a canal and this year a duck nested under a lavender bush in my rockery. About three weeks ago 15 tiny ducklings appeared and we spent the day worrying about how were they going to get back up to their nest (we put extra boxes on the steps to give them a boost) and if they had enough water and should we feed them and how do we get them down to the canal. All that worrying was pointless of course, Mrs Duck had it all sorted and by the next morning the garden was empty...
This morning I noticed that yet another duck has decided to use our garden to nest and has been stomping around looking for a good spot. She tried the lavender bush out for size and comfort and maybe because the shells are still in place from the earlier batch she tried to settle in the top of the bush! No amount of disuading by OH would shoo her out of the garden so we are resigned to another family of ducks and to tip-toeing around our garden for fear of disturbing a nesting ducky mum... do you think the word is out that our garden is THE place to nest?
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