I have a pair of Mallard ducks that visit my front porch every night. They seem to be tame. We can walk up to them and feed them and they do not fear us. I live in a wooden subdivision about 300 feet from a creek.
I'm just curious why they have chosen my house to visit? I do have several bird feeders and they visit my sunflower feeder by my front porch. Tonight I had 4 Pileated woodpeckers, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, and the 2 ducks at my feeders at the same time. It was nice to sit on my porch and see all this wildlife at my fingertips? 2 summers ago we had 2 mallard ducks take up residency in my neighbors front yard. they had babies and we got to see them walk off together after they were old enough. Could this be the same mallard ducks?
It is likely the same mallards, or the babies that are now grown. They will return to the same spot year after year.
Our neighbor feeds bread to the mallard ducks,and they walk right up to them and take the bread that they feed them. We tease our neighbors, that we're watching them, in case they lay out breadcrumbs right to their oven door!