Where’s the strangest place to find wild mallard duck eggs?

Posted By on May 22, 2020

Ducks200501I know it seems like a strange question, but our annual pair of ducks spend a lot of time in and around our pool. It doesn’t matter if it is covered or not, these mallard ducks do enjoy the relative safety of sleeping on the pool cover in the spring. My guess it provides them some protection from predators, namely coyotes lately. On the other hand, it does seem very strange to see a duck egg sitting on the pool cover? Was the mother-to-be frightened off just as she was ready to lay eggs or do they sometimes just plop out?

Whichever, an egg is on our pool cover … even though I know where her nest is this year – in the middle of our fire pile!  (I probably should build a coyote resistant duck house for them next year?)


And a snippet of video from the front yard nest below … 😉


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