I’d been wondering when the Waverly Duck would make its return to its accustomed Albany pond. And on Wednesday afternoon, there it was.
The widow of its most recent owner donated the giant foam and fiberglass rendition of a wood duck to the city of Albany in early 2017. Then it was refurbished, and three years ago in June, it was returned to Waverly Lake.
Every winter the duck is taken out of the water. And in the spring it is returned.
Going past Waverly Lake on the bike a few times in recent days, I kept looking for it. But in the event, I missed its actual return. So I cannot tell you when, presumably with the help of the Albany Parks Department, it made its return.
All I know is that it’s back, bobbing on the Waverly wavelets in the breeze. (hh)
The story has been edited to correct who donated the duck to the city.