For the last week or so we have had about 6 Mallards swimming up and down the creek. While these ducks are not unusual ducks, we haven't had many in recent years. A number of years ago there was some kind of virus that killed off a large bit of the population. Our creek opens to the Chesapeake Bay at the mouth of the Poquoson River. Everyone I spoke with who lives down creek was mentioning the same thing, no ducks. I am happy to see them back again.
Here is what we used to experience.