Last weekend I was walking by the glass sliding door and saw something tiny go flashing by in the water. I stopped and saw a female mallard swimming around the channel with 7 babies in tow. I grabbed my camera and ran out to the dock. They quickly swam over to me. I'm sure they were looking for a handout. I've seen a lot of our neighbors feeding the ducks. I resisted the urge to the feed the wildlife. After a few minutes, they headed on their way.