Visitors to Floating Nest

When you decide to hijack a nest site from a Mallard Duck, on a floating platform, and incubate a brood of your own, the 28 days of isolation can be pleasantly punctuated by visits from non-threatening neighbors.

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One regular task, for which webbed feet are particularly adept, is turning the eggs to help with balanced development.

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The eastern Painted turtles are regular visitors, but they are rather quiet.

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Had a Common Merganser hang around for a couple weeks.

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Two of my favorite colorful visitors were the Wood ducks.

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