Last week or so we had a pair of ducks in our pond. A few days after that we had TWO pairs of ducks in our pond! We had a pair of wood ducks and a pair of hooded mergansers. After the first pair showed up Wayne figured he better get on the stick and make a duck house!! When the two pairs showed up a few days later we got really excited hoping that they would see the duck house and want to move right in! Well, no such luck. They left and we haven't seen any ducks since. I'm hoping some ducks at some point will want to move in!
Check out the duck house Wayne made though! I had no idea what a duck house even looked like until he built it. Pretty fancy digs if you ask me!
We are pretty sure we witnessed Canada Goose copulation the other morning though! That was interesting. We were hoping the geese would stay and build their nest near our pond since they have been hanging out here quite a bit. However, we see now that they are building their nest at the pond across the street - traitors!
Last year the people across the street were butts and were scaring the geese off their property with guns even though I'm pretty sure they were nesting at the time. I was pretty ticked off and I was hoping they would not go back there to nest this year. Apparently though they pretty much return to the same spot every year for nesting (I guess - I don't really know that much about Canada Geese). So, everybody send a little goose mojo this way that the geese will at least be able to stay there long enough to get their eggs hatched (about 25-30 days from now I think). Then, at least when they are hatched they can waddle all the babies over here to our pond where they will be safe and not scared away by a bunch of jerks. Ugh.............some people!!!!!