I opened the back door to see if I could get a better picture and they jumped right into the pool.
I noticed a small object almost right at the edge of the pool and went closer to investigate. Oh my! - they had deposited an egg. I guess our place was their courting spot.
I checked online to see if there were any postings about what I should do with the egg, especially since it was in such an unprotected area. And I was doubly amazed at the huge number of people who have also been visited by nesting ducks.
Sadly, the egg did not survive. But I am hoping they make a return visit next mating season.
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