Last year we began to restore a pond at Matt's place in order to develop some breeding territory. While we got it fenced, planting didn't eventuate but despite having not laid eyes on the pond for a while I can imagine that grasses that would've taken off with cattle excluded.
Matt sent a great text today, to say that not only are there banded mallards in pairs getting around (from our released birds), but there's a clutch of ducklings on the project pond. Very cool.
Let's hope they survive to fledge and grow. With Matt's predator control, they stand a good chance.