She sat in the box until the neighbor boys finished bouncing basket balls and the car traffic was quiet. The mother took a very long time listening and checking out the environment. She looked to the right, to the left, then right at me for a long time. Looking down and starting her scan again. I slowly ducked behind the bush that was mostly hiding me. Then she stretched out farther and scan the area one last time before she flew down across the alley. Suddenly one of the more active ducklings emerged and peaked out the hole.
Part 2 The Fledglings