We just moved into our new house 2 week ago, which had been vacant for about 6 months before us. Yesterday we were putting ant bait outside around the front yard -- and flushed out a mallard from a clump of grass right by our front door! We went again today to see if she was still there. We spent about 5 minutes looking around carefully and assumed she was gone -- until we pulled back part of the grass and she flushed again! We looked a little closer and found 10 EGGS she had been sitting on! Her nest is just to the side of the walkway to our front door, in the middle of a subdivision in Broken Arrow
I'm wondering what we should do? I assume she has been there for the whole 2 weeks we've been here, and she certainly isn't bothering us. I'm worried that if we leave her, we are going to have a problem when the ducklings hatch! Any advice?