I noticed two ducks in our pond outside that are always together. They’re really cute ducks, too, because they’re three times the size of a mallard and the white one likes to chase other ducks off. I informed Curtis one day that they are husband and wife. So we named them Barry and Margot!
As far as I know, usually female ducks are more “ground colored” for camouflage, and boy ducks can just do whatever. So I think Barry is the white one (he’s also very territorial!), and Margot is the grey one. PRETTY.
One day, I was leaving for work. When I turned the corner to get on the sidewalk, I almost tripped over Margot because she was standing right there! Then Barry jumped out of a bush and they both waddled off. It was both adorable and alarming.
We like to observe the wildlife in the pond. The other day, a heron landed and stood around for a while, which prompted Curtis to show me what kinds of noises they make in a Youtube video. Except he found this gem. Good heavens.