dmas- Good to hear that they are up there. I think they wernt flying the other day because we had that little weather. I had tracks all over the pond so i know they must be using it.
the ponds are private. I am actually very lucky to have access to a couple very large ranches around sacramento. Just me and my friend are the only ones he lets on his properties. So no pressure and usually lots of birds, pigs, deer, turkey, etc.
Here is a picture of our main duck pond. when we get some rain everything in the picture will be covered with water. and we built a blind in the middle of the tules this year so it should be very good.
Our goose pond is nothing special just really a cow pond. but will be good with layout blinds and FB decoys.