Last year I was one of the first in my neighborhood to open my pool. And I think as a result a duck decided to create a nest under my Japanese maple tree next to the pool. At first we thought this was great and enjoyed having the duck so close and the kids loved looking at the eggs.
Eventually the eggs hatched and the baby ducks were so cute until they got into the pool and couldn't get out, even with the help of a pool ramp. Then the mother duck got in and went to the bathroom in the pool. All cuteness stopped and I proceeded to chase down the ducks with a leaf net and place them outside the pool. Luckily after that I did not see them or their mother again.
I do not know much about ducks but is there a chance the same family of ducks or a new one will return to the same spot this year?