Sarah and I have had a pair of mallards visiting our yard for the last week. They like the birdseed. We've had finches, squirrels, rabbits and turkeys before, but this is the first year we've had ducks.
Aren't they beautiful? I plan to create a little pool for them, so they'll feel welcome. Halle doesn't like the ducks, but she's mainly a house dog, so I don't think she'll be much of a concern to the ducks.
Sarah took this action shot, they noticed her through the window and started to waddle away.