We normally have nesting pairs of mallards here in our cove, but this morning 3 boys were congregating and probably plotting ways to find women. I'm sure they didn't notice how the flame azaleas are popping out on the other shore.
They did notice but ignored the bread I threw down for them. Oh, they wanted it...they were just too shy to paddle over. Or...they noticed and were probably scared of Missy. Oh yes, she was on high alert... Meow! Come on, boys...make my day!