Although in the last week or so we haven't seen the pair of mallards who use our courtyards as a nursery each spring, we are keeping a vigilant watch (against crows and blue jays) over their nest that could have close to a dozen or more eggs in it. Unfortunately there is a chance that the nest has been abandoned, and in that case there's not much we can do at this point. Keep your fingers crossed.
Not much else going on today. The irises have come out in bloom though.