last year the ducks really had fun splashing and foraging in the little creek that runs along the western edge of our property. although it's been running for quite some time this year they hadn't ventured down that way until this afternoon. until now it's been running a bit too hard for them to feel comfortable. for the last couple weeks i've watched them keeping an eye on it as they forage under the oak trees. we're still getting rain but it's been lighter so it's been soaking in and there hasn't been as much runoff to feed the creeks. today the creek is flowing but calm and the ducks decided it was safe for a swim. staal and zane and i enjoyed watching them splash and flap and run around in their little creek.