So, last night three wild Mallards stopped by to partake of the lovely mud puddle in my driveway right behind my truck. Well, I let my birds out today and within an hour the Mallards were back wandering around the yard with my domestic poultry including turkeys, khaki Campbells, Muscovies, and Toulouse geese. In fact, they've been out there all evening. One of the drakes is about 5 yards from the back door right now. So, I've been researching to make sure there aren't any infectious diseases they can pass on to my birds and can't, fortunately, find any. I don't believe they are domestic Mallards that have escaped from someone. The other option would be someone dumped them but the fact that they were gone this morning and showed back up this afternoon leads me to believe they are wild. I'm sure once the swamp thaws out, they will move out to one of the ponds there but right now it's just neat to watch them and it's a pleasant surprise that they will interact with my birds so easily. As soon as I figure out how to download the pics from my camera, I'll post some pics.