Ducks in your yard? Ducks laying lazily in the middle of your street? Ducks following you to your door? Mallards really seem to like chilling in the neighborhoods near the estuary. If you get mallards, try leaving water for them to rehydrate (it's the latest trend!). I know someone who does this, and she gets anywhere from 2 to 6 or 7 mallards EVERY DAY.