When we drove in and parked by the garden we discovered we were being raided.
I'd spent the afternoon digging up weeds and trimming my rose bushes. When I was through, I'd turned on the sprinkler long enough to give everything a good drink.
We live next to a canal and our neighborhood ducks had discovered the fresh dirt and the food exposed by all my fluffing around. DH complained the ducks were stealing his fishing worms.
I snapped a few shots with my cell phone before we got out of the car and went inside.
The drake and his wife realized they'd been discovered and tried to blend in.
I got my camera and took a few more photos of the thieves in my garden.
They soon had their fill of bugs and worms and then helped themselves to the seeds the other birds had tossed out of the nearby bird feeder.
They seemed to be pretty pleased with themselves and weren't in any rush to return to their nest building along the canal. It has been a busy day for all of us.