Originally uploaded by Ontario Wanderer
A mallard duck flew up from beside the path this morning as my dog and I went for a walk. I checked to see where it came from and found this single egg in a new nest. Given that mallards lay from 5 to 14 eggs and then incubate for 26 to 30 days, I am not sure if this will be a successful nest. We plan on putting a small fence around it so the donkey and goats will not step on it accidently but it may be a futile gesture given the location of the nest.