I like observe what’s going on in the garden. A few minutes sitting outside my garden studio opens up another world.
I’ve found that if I sit very still the wildlife just carries on as usual with the important business of finding food or a nice new home. Yesterday I was enjoying a lovely cup of fresh coffee when I heard an insistent rustling nearby.
We have our very own slug control system… wild ducks.
When we moved here 10 years ago a female duck was our first visitor. She tapped on our back door requesting breakfast. We fed her kitchen scraps and we soon knew that she was pleased with the warm welcome she received from us because she returned every day. In early spring Speckles brought her mate, a handsome mallard we named Gerald.