This is a picture of our pond now. Every year it dries up to a smaller area and the goats and horse eat the fresh lush green grass that grows in the shallow areas in the summer time. In the fall when the rains start it fills up pretty fast. We have guests to our pond every year also.
As you can barely see in this picture the wild ducks are returning. We can have up to 100 ducks in this pond. Right now the Wood Ducks are in. The other guests that visit us are Mallards and Hooded Mergansers. I really enjoy watching them during the season. What a wonderful site to see when they are playing and splashing in the water. I love to watch them feed also. When they dive, they can stay under water for quite some time.
In the above picture you can see one of the Wood Duck nest boxes the we put up.
There are several on different trees around the pond. Our hope is to give our guests a home to raise their young.