And the winners are ….

(drum roll please) Franny and her mate. Let’s call him Clemant!


Franny gets to chow down while her mate keeps a watchful eye.

A little history lesson: last year Franny was my breeding female, along with Harry. Both named after my parents.

Franny and Harry of 2015.

Well, this year, Franny is back! And her mate is a stunning specimen of Mallardness. However,  I have no way of knowing if he’s Harry or a new drake. Therefore, I’ll call him Clemant, after my father’s middle name.

Clemant, Franny’s new mate.

Franny eats, basks, preens, eats, basks, preens …

…while Clemant keeps other pairs of Mallards out of their territory.


Clemant in hot pursuit of two interlopers.

Life is good for a Mallard hen named Franny.


Blessed be ;}

Remember to buy your springtime cards and gifts  at my shop located at Redbubble ( and help support the Billerica Dog Park.  Thank you.

About tinthia

Wondering, searching, and wandering, I'm an earth witch with a desire to get it right in my lifetime. The flow of the river feeds my inner goddess and fuels my soul. Blessed be. :}
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