We are privileged to be able to enjoy a variety of wildlife living just beyond our windows. This is mating season and every species seems to be heeding the natural instinct to get together, find shelter and build a nest.
The ice isn't off the pond yet but the ducks have arrived and are busy inspecting the shoreline for suitable habitat.
Yesterday we had a pair of Canada geese, three pairs of hooded mergansers and a pair of mallards all searching for a spot to call home. This was coupled with much preening, ducking, rolling, tipping, following and flapping of wings.
Unfortunately we observe all this through binoculars and my camera lens just isn't strong enough to give you a close-up view.
It would be a real treat to see a line of goslings swimming across our pond later this summer. We will be watching.
Spring has finally arrived.