This mallard pair has been coming to my house for about 5 years give or take. We had a swimming pool. It started by finding them having a swim on top of the winter cover before it was removed one year. We just took the pool down and they still come and sit on our front lawn. They were here all afternoon this day. People moving in next door. Lots of activities. They just chilled out and moved around. My son said it was probably quieter than the lake. Probably right.
Went out for a kayak and came across some mallard families. We just sat and they swam by with mom & dad. Not a care in the world. Beautiful. Lots of food on top of the water. They weer going to town feeding.