We have a new pond! The ducks are not very sure as they have always been very keen on sitting in the purple bucket when it is full of water but I am determined they will love this new-to-us pond.
So I upturned the purple bucket so they could use it as a step.
It took a while for the ducks to take an interest. We moved the pond (luckily very portable when empty) nearer to their feeding area so they couldn’t possibly miss it. Silly ducky-wuckies – they are always very suspicious of anything new.
They started by drinking out of it. Ducks drink like they are tasting a fine wine.
So if one has a go, the others follow along.
But they weren’t swimming, just drinking and I wondered if the height of the sides might be a problem. I rummaged through our wood pile and found some old fence “stabs” and made a neat little runway/step up to the pond edge.
And that worked a treat. They are taking it in turns to have a good swim, diving and cleaning themselves up. I know this because a) I have seen one swimming and b) the water is filthy now.
A huge thank you to the person who gave us the pond. You know who you are and we are very grateful. We have very happy ducky-wuckies.