Several Killdeer, a couple of Lesser Yellow Legs and a Mottled Duck were all visitors to the large rainfall retention pond near the gate of our development. This particular large basin is almost drying up. This basin is quite close to an area where recent construction has just finished. The poor Mottled Duck was paddling around in a small but deep puddle at the edge of this basin.
There are three of these larger basin ponds around this housing development, so I often check on which ponds have visiting critters. I took these pictures on Wednesday morning, April 23, 2014. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photograph. Enjoy! P.S. So sorry about how late I have posted this today. I was invited on a day-long pontoon boat ride and wildlife photo extravaganza so just got home.