About 3 PM today I looked out the window at the pond to see what my six Khaki Campbells were up to. The first thing I saw were a mallard drake and two mallard ducks working the far edge of the pond. I quickly grabbed a camera and took a bunch of photos through the window. The visitors were generally accepted though it was made clear that they were not welcome in the shallow ingress/egress area of the pond where I sometimes put corn and feed in the water (to keep it away from the blue jays) for my ducks to feed on. This was evidenced by the fact the visitors were politely escorted from that area a number of times. Interestingly enough, my drake Khaki paid little to no attention to the visitors - it was my girls who established the local pecking order. All in all it was a pleasure to watch them all together. Mother Nature is great! Our guests Matilda paddles over to say, "Quello" Hey, he's smaller than we are, let's give a chase! My Buffy, Flighty my drake, and the drake mallard Our pond is your pond (though I wonder if they might overstay their welcome). It will be interesting to see what type of flurry ensues if the mallards are still there when I go out to put my flock inside the fence for feeding time later today.