The ducks are back. The male and female mallard ducks that show up every spring are back. I saw them first in my neighbors’ yards, and then they waddled over into my backyard. Later I happened to see them in my front yard heading east. They seemed to know where they were going, although the lake is in the opposite direction. Maybe they are returning to their nesting area. Hmm, that’s a lot of slow waddling. Why aren’t they flying? Then it occurred to me, almost every time I see them they’re near a bird feeder. They are checking out bird feeders! They’ve learned they can find seeds scattered under the neighborhood bird feeders. Even though we have invaded their territory, they have found some good use for us!
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Briefly Speaking is full of hope and encouragement--that's my goal. I'm a professional writer who promises you sometimes funny, sometimes thought-provoking comment on my life in horse country in north Texas and on what's happening in the world at large. View all posts by Sheila Graham