Aww! We had a wild mallard couple in our backyard pond all spring. Female was swimming there with 14 babies for 2 days at the beginning of this month. I think our kids may have scared them off because she hasn't been back with her chicks since those 2 days.
she may have found a more private area
well this baby was from eggs from a duck that vanished, i am hoping she is just broody, her boy duck comes in to eat and vanishes, but this baby i put with a silkie mama and her little one, seems to be working