Our fair weather, feathered friends here at the Aged Woman’s Home, flew the coop.
In typical fashion for urban birds finding themselves nesting in a tricky spot (such as the city back yard of a non-profit charitable organization offering housing at no cost to senior women in need), after laying several eggs, our ducks disappeared. Our expert duck lady explains, “it could be mama duck simply found a better nesting spot. Or, in a more nefarious scenario, those eggs were somebody’s lunch and mother duck laid the rest of her eggs in a safer location.” We hope this is the case!
Whatever actually happened will remain a mystery. We all hope, somewhere, a few short blocks from the Home, on the C&O Canal, several young ducks are happily gliding along following their duck parents.
If you see a duck in need, don’t wait, call City Wildlife Inc. (Duck Watch) at 202-882-1000. They will know what to do!