I get to one of my mowing customers homes today to pull seven bushed from their beds. Got two pulled, then this female duck bolts out from under a bush ten feet away from me. I look and there are about 7 to 9 eggs sitting there and its about 40 degrees here and the nest is in the shade. Concerned that they will get too cold, I pulled off my sweatshirt and layed it over the eggs for the duration of my visit (30 minutes). I dont know about ducks, but I beleive some bird will abandon their nest if they smell the scent of humans, do ducks? and how long do you thing the eggs will survive with the mother gone? I can only hope that she returned quickly (or should I say "quackly") after I left.