On this Wordless Wednesday I wanted to share some pictures of a new friend we have in our backyard! This female mallard duck showed up one day with a very protective male at our bird feeder. We only see the male once in a great while now, but the female comes almost every day. Oliver clearly smells food and wants nothing more to be allowed out to attack her. Jewel and Harley could care less about this large bird that visits our back yard.