Hi, we don't live that close to water and a Mallard has made a nest in our garden with 8 little eggs. There is no male around, she appears to be alone. We are keeping an eye on her but also keeping our distance. What's the best way we can help her feed, given that she is on her own? Also, can we cut the grass in our garden near her as I don't want to scare her away?
Any help or advice would be really appreciated. I have attached a couple of pictures. It's exciting to know that we will see some beautiful ducklings close to our back door.
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Really appreciate your message, it is absolutely lovely and we can't wait to see the ducklings arrive. I've put some water out, but it's still a mystery as to where the male is. Would love to see some photos if you get the chance to find them. She's really fluffed up the nest now and settled in nicely, as you can see. :-)
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