They way I figure it, mama duck was “great with child,” and just had to land – someplace – any place.
I mean, what duck in her right mind is going to make a nest next to a house with NO water within several blocks!
She had to be panicked.
Now, I am panicked.
There is a cat next door. There are magpies all over the place. Worst thing of all, there are huge blackbirds/ravens all over the place.
If these chicks even hatch, making any noise at all will doom them.
I hate to think about it.