It’s been awhile since my last blog post. A combination of events have kept me from bloviating however today I am back and hopefully there will be a more predictable schedule for my posts. Above is an image of the Hurstville Duck Pond I made last August 31, 2012. The severe drought we experienced left the marsh bone dry and exposed the young goslings and other young to the whims of a variety of predators. It was very sad to watch the loss of the pond and the lack of wildlife. It is one of my favorite spots to just sit and observe.
Over the last few weeks we have experienced a significant amount of rain and nasty weather. While that has dampened some spirits to be sure it has produced wonderful results to farm ponds in general and to the Duck Pond specifically.
So as you can see from this image the Duck Pond is at full capacity (water wise) and it has a pretty healthy supply of geese, ducks, and occasionally some swans stop by. Lots of little coots are there as well. It has been a real treat to drive by the pond and see the abundance of water and all the wildlife that is frequenting the pond.
Many of the geese have constructed their nests and are preparing for their young to be born. Once again the nesting mounds provide safety from 4 legged predators and it won’t be too long before there are a lot of new goslings swimming in the ponds.
On those rare occasions that I don’t have a lunch appointment it is my favorite place to be. I usually grab a sandwich and sit in my car watching all the activity. Grabbing a shot now and again is just a bonus.
I hope you had a good Monday and will enjoy your Tuesday. I have a Chamber function tomorrow evening so I may not get a post done but will try to get back to a regular routine shortly. Thanks for sticking with me. Be careful.