Well at least briefly. Yesterday we were all outside watching the ducks. As they are 5 and 8 weeks old they are still next to the house. They were playing in their pools and foraging. I noticed that our girl Pearl (Pekin) was holding one of our brown ducks away from the rest of the flock. She would not let her come over. The other 2 Pekins noticed and ran over to investigate. It was at that moment I realized that brown duck was not ours. She was staring over at all the other ducks and the pools of water and looked like she wanted to come over and play. I felt SO sad for her. From looking at pictures here- I realize she was a female mallard. Small like my little WH. All the sudden all 6 of my 8 week olds banned together and proceeded to run her off. And towards the darn pond which my ducks have never seen yet. I had to chase after all of them to get my ducks to come back up because they almost hit the pond (eek!) then suddenly the sad lonely pretty looking mallard flew off. Is that normal? She was completely alone and she was ALL the way by where WE were (the ducks were there too)...we felt kind sad for her. We haven't seen her back.