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Mallard Cam: Big Woods' Feathered Friend is Back

The mama mallard duck is back at Big Woods Elementary School. Watch her on a live video feed courtesy of BWE staff and students.

Mama mallard is back.

The popular duck who has made regional news for nesting in the courtyard at is back this year, but has nested in a new spot.

According to Principal Lee Brown, the duck has laid a few eggs ... a baker's dozen! Most or all of the 13 eggs should hatch around May 6.

The students have dubbed the duck "Mallary Woods," Brown said.

The school has also hosted a "Wood Duck Cam" and covered a local owls' nest as well.

Last year's coverage , when the duck also laid 13 eggs.

Students and staff are aware of the protection laws in place over the duck and her nest, and have helped guide the birds to water after hatches in the past.

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