It's taken me all this time to figure out how to blog from my phone! Now that I have I hope I don't forget! Lol. Now for what you have long been waiting for - news about Hester and Arthur. I wish I didn't have any but Hesters behavior has changed. She doesn't want to fly up on the land. She still comes over and acts like she wants to but Arthur gets impatient and flies up first. I may be just attributing human feelings into these ducks behaviors but 9 times out of 10 it seems she gets pissed off and swims away when he does this. Or when they both are up on the land if I am also giving him a few pieces of 100% whole wheat bread it seems she doesn't like this either and will jump back in the water and swim away. The last several days they will come over and she will sometimes attempt to fly up but doesn't quite make it. Her feet just doesn't land all the way on the bulkhead and she falls back into the water. I know this is a little early for her to nest but she seems to be at least picking out a spot. This is where she spends most of her time now.
There are some lone stray male ducks that have not the honor of being attached to a female. I have named them Daryl. I usually see them in a group of 3 so I named them Daryl, Daryl and his other brother Daryl. Hahaha. This way I always have their name right. Sometimes there is a single Daryl or sometimes 2.