Drained Duck Pond
Stopped by the Virginia Tech Duck Pond after lunch today. It’s not the most pretty sight, but the animals are adapting. Nearby pools of water remain in tact for the ducks. A heron seemed to rather enjoy the easy hunting in the shallow waters. Blackbirds congregated in a mini stream that ran through what remains of the pond. For some ducks, it is business as usual as they swarmed around a family with bread.
Here’s a comparison shot between last Friday and today. You’ll have to look in the background– the foreground is a mini-pond that is in tact:
As expected, there was a lot of debris on the bottom. Golf balls, beer cans, barrells, bottles, cups. Traffic cones seemed to be pretty popular as well. I saw at least three. At one point, the heron found one half submerged traffic cone to be a convenient perch.