This Probably Seemed Like a Good Idea A Week Ago (Make Way for Gravid Ducks)

About a month ago, I described how someone flattened part of the purple allium beds in Boston’s Public Garden. In their unflattened form, when in full bloom, they look like this:

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They started to fade and turn brown. Which I’m sure this duck thought would be an excellent hiding place to nest and lay eggs–females having a brown camouflage scheme. Unfortunately, when flowers die off Boston Parks Department typically replaces them, leading to this unfortunate situation:

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Even here, she’s impressively hidden–you can see the top of her head and bill, along with her tail, though.

Kudos to Boston Parks for giving her a chance to finish nesting. Better luck next time, duck….

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