Sat .Feb. 26th 2010. Yesterday was dire with morning rain turning to an afternoon of heavy wet snow. Looking through the window at the state of the garden my spirit was raised by the clumbsy landing of two Mallards on the pond and a shout from my wife "the ducks are back".There's nothing remarkable about two Mallards on a pond but looking back in my diary over the past few years their timing is uncannily accurate. This year they've come back on exactly the same date as last year and going further back in my diaries they're never been more than 4 days either side of this date .Whats the attraction? well it always coincides with the start of the frogs spawning in my pond so that's the next event to take place in our garden.
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