[CT Birds] Mallard nesting question

Julie Keefer julie.keefer at gmail.com
Sat Apr 25 16:09:56 EDT 2015

We have a pair if mallards who have decided to nest by our pond. She
started off in an ornamental grass but now she has moved the eggs down the
hill to the water's edge. It appears she is laying 1 egg per day, there are
10 eggs now. However she doesn't appear to spend much time sitting on the
eggs and it hasn't exactly been warm the last couple of days. Will they
hatch? Will she sit on them once she is done laying? It just seems weird
she seems to be gone most of the day.

Julie Keefer
North Stonington

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