The last few days I did exactly that. All the while trying to keep the wild ducks away so The Peepers could eat. (that in itself was not only frustrating but damn near impossible)!
My other issue.....how do I get them to fly? I added to the plan. When they finished eating, I picked up each duck, and tossed it into the canal. They flapped their wings and a new light bulb finally came on! FLIGHT!
In the beginning, they just swam back to the island, but on October 4th, I had my first real success. The pictures tell it all.....
This is HUGE! They are across the canal! Woo hoo!
They stayed out for about an hour! They splashed and played, and seemed to be having a grand time. I think the concept has been adopted!
This is day that took The Peepers from being "mine", to the start of being wild ducks,
living a real duck life.