I have a drainage pond one house down from me and I can see it from my deck. There is a sliver of open water at the edge of the pond and a great blue heron is taking advantage of that little bit of water to fish.
It is hard to believe that there are actually fish in this pond. It doesn't attach to other lakes, but I know there are at least bullheads in it. There may be a frog or two too.
Ducks are also drawn to this pond when it is open. I see mallards, wood ducks and hooded mergansers regularly. Occasionally, I have seen scaup, blue-winged teal and a lone bufflehead.
It is amazing the kinds of wildlife this little bit of water can attract to my neighborhood. I am so thankful.