About two years ago I started a pond project with help from my mate with a 360 jcb and a partial grant.
Well its totally finished now and working like it should, this year for the first time there have been two broods of mallard hatch on it it and it gets 4 species of duck visit on a regular basis.
It also gets a few greylags and the highlight last year were a handful of pinkfeet geese which made and appearance on the last few days of august must have been some of the first arrivals from Iceland so it must be pretty appealing (even got filmed them trying to come in) and they would have done if I weren't stood there with the camera.
Another highlight one morning I bumped two European cranes that were stood at the side of it, another success are the water voles that have now made it their home.
I'm no expert as this is only my second attempt at ponds but if anyone is considering doing a similar project I would be only too happy to share my experience and problems doing them. DF