Hi! I'm new. I had a wild Mallard family of ducks consisting of a mom and two babies take up residence on my pool about three weeks ago. The babies weren't newly hatched. Maybe a couple of weeks old? I don't know. They have feathers but are a ways from flying. We had a mom raise her ducks on our pool a couple of years ago and she left them about a week before they took flight. This mom has left for a few hours, and last week she was gone overnight but returned the next morning. Now she's been gone two nights and hasn't returned. Maybe she will??? Can anyone tell me if this is normal? I'm worried that the ducks won't learn to fly. I've tried to find info about this but can't! I'd appreciate whatever you can tell. Thanks!