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.
One regular task, for which webbed feet are particularly adept, is turning the eggs to help with balanced development.
The eastern Painted turtles are regular visitors, but they are rather quiet.
Had a Common Merganser hang around for a couple weeks.
Two of my favorite colorful visitors were the Wood ducks.