Laurie Wolf was hanging out in her backyard one day in early March, looking out over all the different birdhouses (also known as nesting boxes) she and her family have placed around, and suddenly noticed a mother wood duck moving one of her eggs from one box to another.
“The box she took it from had been raided by something,” Wolf told The Dodo.
It made sense that the mother had taken her egg and moved it to another box — but Wolf didn't see which one. She didn’t think much of it, although she hoped the egg was somewhere safe. The whole occurrence faded from her mind until about a month later, when she saw the strangest and most adorable sight emerge from one of the boxes.