Week 3 for the mallard nest and she looked so sweet sitting there. Still very hidden. I was able to find a high spot where I could look down on her without flushing her off the nest. Don't know how many eggs she ended up with since she never left the nest again while I was there. This is the last time I saw her. By the following week there was no more nest. Grass was mowed and bits of egg shells were there from 2 remaining eggs. Hopefully she was able to hatch the viable eggs and only the bad ones remained when the area was mowed. There would have been more egg shell if the entire batch was still there at time of mowing.
Female Mallard Duck on nest (Anas platyrhynchos)