I built my pond to create wildlife habitat, so it is always gratifying to see wildlife out there using it. Yesterday as we walked the path around the pond, there were two pair of ducks out swimming around. The photo above shows a pair of Barrow’s Goldeneye and in the photo below you can see them again along with a pair of Mallards. The fancy looking ones are the males.
I am sure both of these pairs come every year because they are used to us walking around the pond and don’t fly off when they see us. The first year I had the pond the ducks would all fly away whenever I walked from behind our house, which is some distance away.
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