I guess she was pretty popular! The males were shy to come too close to us, but they hung around as close as they could. The duck laid an egg almost every day for about 12 days, and then flew away. A few days later, she started sitting on the eggs. Watch out! A mommy duck does not like to be messed with when she's keeping her eggs warm. We had to give her a lot of space or we would get pecked. Finally, it was time for the eggs to hatch. We didn't see them hatch, but Beth set up a camera with a time delay. We caught some videos of the ducklings. There were nine, and they were so cute! Every time we looked through the window, the mother duck quickly hid the ducklings under her feathers. Don't worry mother duck, we're not going to eat your babies! The only problem was, how are we going to get all these ducklings to the pond? It was a little difficult, but we managed to herd the little ducklings down the stairs and across the 2 streets that led to the duck pond. The little balls of fluff toddled after their mom as fast as their short legs would carry them. And then success! They made it to the pond and started swimming around. Yeah!
P.S. Next time, our duck was smarter. She laid her eggs on an island in the parking lot behind our home.
She still needed a little assistance getting them across the street, though. :)