The ongoing adventures of gardening in Nova Scotia
Thanks for sharing the ducks.
Ducks, I have just begun to spot them on the river, thanks for closeup view.
How cute - do they do much damage to the lawn?
These guys are nesting by/on our pond, along with an assortment of redwings, at least one pair of ringnecked pheasants (who are very camera shy). They all come yearly. I like the way the drake stands guard while the female eats. He's very alert and protective of her.Heather, I'm so NOT into lawn, so I wouldn't care if they ate every bit of grass out there. They're under the big feeder that we put out on our clothesline yearround, so that area tends to go bare of grass. I might make a stone/cement block patio area there just to tidy it up, but really, I don't care about the grass itself. It's only grass. (Ohhh, there's a northern flicker coming in...it's a good watching-out-the-windows day here!)
We had some nesting in our Pampas grass last year....in the yard where my three dogs could get to it. They were very curious about what was rustling the grass. Think they abandonded the nest. :-(
A duck, he would a-wooing go, ah-huh, ah-huh... :)How lucky you are to have such charming visitors.
Very cute. :)
Hey Jodi...this must be the week! I've seen two other pairs yesterday and they were in the strangest places where there are no water features...like peoples back lawns. I watched one pair and the male just keeps eyeing her and following her around...I guess she is just playing...hard to get! lolIsn't nature wonderful!
Hi Jodi.Your mallards are so pretty. I just love their emerald green heads. This must be old song day or did you and Nell plan this ? LOL!
There is nothing like springtime for love, is there?
I love your mallard pic. jim
Ducks never seem to stop in our yard. They tend to hang out in parks where they know people will feed them lol.
Hi Jodi, i am back, were you affected also by the Iceland clouds of doom? I love the gestures of your ducks!
No weather problems here, Andrea, and I don't fly often anyway. The weather has finally warmed up and I spent the whole afternoon/early evening in the garden. Since I missed most of spring last year with that damn stupid job-from-hell, I'm savouring every moment in the garden this spring. We also have a pair of pheasants hanging out here, though I don't know where they nest. Somewhere down in the lower half of the horse pasture where it's fenced off from the horse, perhaps.
There's something particularly ducky about mallards, isn't there... or, do I mean Daffy?
Jodi I had the same going on in my back garden yesterday aswell
Love in bloom <3
We are considering installing a pond. Wonder if it would attract ducks. I guess yours is pretty large?
I don't think I could be trusted if there were ducks nesting in my garden. Slow roasted with a port sauce beats the hell out of watching them waddle around!
What fun to watch baby mallard chicks grow!
Your ducks look so sweet! I guess they are until they hit a patch of your veggies, huh?
Gotta love a duck.
What a treat having a Mallard pair in your garden. We used to have a pair stop by every spring but they no longer come. It has built up around us so much I imagine they have found a more duck friendly place.
I really like your blog.My husband and I are considering a move to Nova Scotia within the next couple of months. I can't wait to garden there. I'm currently in zone 3. We are lucky if we get summer at all.
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