I have become a regular walker at Sardis Park/Pond. The little duckling and the turtle that I saw with it most of the time keep me coming back to check on them.
The sheer numbers of Canada Geese are overwhelming this park now though.
There were also several American Black Ducks – but those numbers are just a fraction of the numbers of Canada Geese.
I’m so glad he is now hanging out with birds instead of the turtle – but I never did find the turtle, so I hope he is ok.
The first time I walked around this pond there were at least a couple of dozen turtles, although some people told me that there used to be many more not too long ago. They think the otters were catching them. I know the numbers were down on my next walk there and for the last few walks, there was just the one that I saw with the duckling. Apparently turtles are one of the otter’s favourite foods.