Return of the Mallards
This morning the mallards flew into my back garden for breakfast. It is their first visit for 2006. The female has been visting since 2004, when she nested and had lots of chicks.
In 2005 she visited daily and had two or three males fighting over her.
She has turned up with two males this time too, but they are not fighting yet. Perhaps it is their first date.
The bird over on the extreme left is an imitation heron. It is supposed to stop the real herons from eating my goldfish.