For the past several months, our duck "count" has remained at four. Methuselah still lives....frequently visited by a few pairs of mallards and a pair of wood ducks. We also had 3 surviving "ugly" Muscovy ducks. As of late, our female Muscovy has disappeared. We have not found any remains, so, we are not sure if she succombed to a predator, or if, by chance, she is sitting on a nest of eggs somewhere. It is obvious, though that she is gone. Our two remaining male Muscovies have been seen wandering all over the farm....I am guessing, in search of their gal.
Perhaps she just got tired of having to "serve" two masters and packed her bags.