Duck Eggs in my backyard

Duck Eggs in my backyard

Wow! I have now found 2 duck eggs in my backyard. Or course they were found where I don’t very often weed. One was by the compost bin, and the other by my fence where I hadn’t weeded for a few weeks.

This is the first year that I had eggs. Wonder what is different this year? I did put out a bird feeder, but it’s for the little birds, mostly finches, wrens and some cardinals. We did get alot more rain this summer. I live about 1 mile from the Des Plaines River, by why would they wander over here?  On one hand I feel that my efforts in the last 7 years to bring my yard back into harmony with nature by using all natural and organic methods has been recognized by a duck planting its eggs in my yard.

I did a search on the internet, and it seems there there are quite a few more eggs being found in backyards this year.

The egg is grayish and a little larger than the store bought chicken eggs. Found this great picture on the internet comparing duck egg to chicken egg.



One Response to “Duck Eggs in my backyard”

  1. Susan Maricle September 1, 2011 at 8:21 AM #

    Hi Nancy: Because of your staggering diversity of topics, I’ve awarded you the Versatile Blogger Award! I’ve included the link where you can read more about it. Cheers, Susan

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