Welcome baby ducks! This is the tenth year we have had mallards hatch in our pond. Hatched March 24th, they are now almost 1 month old.
Ducks take a special liking to backyard pond: By Carolyn Bolton, News-Press Correspondent
A Mallard gave birth to a brood of ducklings Thursday on a private pond off East Valley Road in Montecito. “They just hatched this morning,” said Penny Bianchi, an interior designer and owner of the pond, pointing to the eight cotton-ball-sized baby ducks as they were taking refuge under their mother’s wings.
The ducks are part of a long line of wildlife that have found refuge at the home of Ms. Bianchi and her husband, Adam Bianchi, who manages his wife’s interior-design business.