Just thought it was worth an update to let you know that when I drove past tonight at 4:30, the five Mallards were still sitting by their loved one.  And when I drove by again about an hour later, one Mallard – I assume the life-mate of the Mama Mallard – was just simply sitting next to her…waiting.  It broke my heart to pieces…and still does.

That, my friends, is true love.