Having posted visitors for This Morning and This Afternoon this kicked off from 6.30pm this evening.
Three Mallard suddenly dropped out of the sky into the pond, 2 males and a female. It soon became obvious that 1 male was an interloper and the other male keeping a very close guard over the female.
There were a number of episodes of the attached male squawking and chasing the other around the lawn and flower beds.
The couple close together.
Then just as suddenly as they drooped out of the sky into the pond , they all took from the lawn. Very entertaining for 20mins.
(Pardon the Scottish Accent)
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