@WVduckchick I have a pond question for you. Assuming from your name and your opening post that you have had ducks on the pond. Do you have any problems with interaction between resident ducks and wild geese?
We have a nice pond with an island in the middle and every year we get wild geese that come in for a few months then take off when it starts to get hot (we are in North Texas). We would like to have some ducks year round, just not sure how they would get along with wild geese. The geese can get fairly possessive of the pond and will chase off other wild geese that come try to share. :|
Enough of the serious questions, got a paddle boat here? I don't go in pond water, too many snakes!
Oh, bumper boats -- WE NEED BUMPER BOATS!!!!
So far, I have not had any wild geese visit my pond. But we only dug it about 6-7 years ago. Had a blue heron visit and some wild ducks, but my ducks weren't there yet, so sorry, I can't help answer your questions. Wild turkeys are there daily, but don't seem to be an issue. Hopefully someone else here can offer some advice.
I can however offer you a big welcome and a cold beverage on the house! .. Er, on the pond, I guess
We have a small pond (or did before we just sort of gave up and let the cat tails and frogs take over) and for a while we also had ducks. The pond draws Canadian gees, wild ducks and the occasional heron -- our resident ducks tolerated each to a point, but would make sure no one got any ideas about staying.....visitors were allowed to paddle around for a couple of hours and then they were asked to leave, even birds that were considerably larger than our ducks never put up much resistance when shown the door. It was only after the last of our resident ducks left (lost one to a fox, a year later one of the remaining two died of old age so I re-homed the last one rather than get more ducks to keep him company) that we started having wild ducks actually settle in and nest every year.
Hi, Henny - pull up a floaty and paddle on over!