Disappearing mother duck?

For the first time ever, I can’t find Honey in the pond. Her brood of eight was huddled together on the bank, peeping pathetically, and mom didn’t come to my whistle. I can’t imagine her leaving her offspring, and the drakes chased the ducklings around in the water when I tried to feed them.  I’m plenty worried, and will report back.

If she doesn’t show up, I’ll call the wildlife people.

19 Comments

  1. Posted June 12, 2018 at 8:19 am | Permalink

    Have you urban foxes? … or cats?

    • Posted June 12, 2018 at 8:25 am | Permalink

      I haven’t seen either for a long time. I walked all around the pond and didn’t see any feathers or carcasses.

    • Posted June 12, 2018 at 9:04 am | Permalink

      Wouldn’t a duckling be on the menu first? Unless an epic battle occurred.

  2. Lynn Wilhelm
    Posted June 12, 2018 at 8:26 am | Permalink

    Watching this spot…

  3. GBJames
    Posted June 12, 2018 at 8:35 am | Permalink

    sub

  4. Posted June 12, 2018 at 8:39 am | Permalink

    Oh, no. I hope Honey is okay.

  5. Jenny Haniver
    Posted June 12, 2018 at 8:47 am | Permalink

    First Frank disappeared and has been gone for several days; now Honey, who would never leave her brood. Awful news. I fear something malign is out there, but sure hope I’m wrong and that Honey comes back, soon! Frank, too, but especially Honey. If not, what’ll happen to her little ones? Can you take them under your wing?

    • Jenny Haniver
      Posted June 12, 2018 at 8:49 am | Permalink

      Reread the post and you say “the drakes” chased the ducklings, so is Frank back?

  6. Posted June 12, 2018 at 8:58 am | Permalink

    Honey is back! I’ll put a post above. Thank goodness.

  7. Posted June 12, 2018 at 9:01 am | Permalink

    No…….

    • Posted June 12, 2018 at 9:02 am | Permalink

      Yes!!!!!! Your last comment arrived as I was writing.

  8. Lee Beringsmith
    Posted June 12, 2018 at 9:10 am | Permalink

    So happy to here she is back, I can’t believe how attached I have become to this to this little duck family.

    • Lee Beringsmith
      Posted June 12, 2018 at 9:11 am | Permalink

      “hear” she is back. Need to proof read my posts.

  9. Posted June 12, 2018 at 10:46 am | Permalink

    Maybe when you look her way she ducks.

    (Sorry.)

  10. Diane G
    Posted June 13, 2018 at 5:05 am | Permalink

    Phew! Glad the problem was solved before I read this post!


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