Here’s something not seen just every day in a housing area.  I glanced out my front window and right across the street was a drake Mallard.  In the midst of taking his picture, his mate waddled up from a small pool in the drainage ditch and joined him.  Apparently, he was acting as guard duck while she bathed.  No ducklings in attendance though – darn it.  Beautiful plumage on both of them.