I am so embarassed. I thought I had updated yesterday's duck story.
At first light for two mornings in a row about ten days ago I heard a loud disturbance on the pond. Sometimes drakes are attempting to lure the females away from her ducklings for some attention. This can cause a lot of loud quacking and scuffling but a fox can evoke the same response.
The first morning all was well and the duck and her several ducklings were present during the day. The next morning, same time, a similar very loud event occurred, enough to rouse me a second morning. Alas, the family was attacked by a fox or coyote leaving only one duckling with the mom. Sadly, this is not unusual, similar to May's event of losing a duck and her eggs. Foxes, that everyone thinks are so cute, love eggs and duckling for breakfast.
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