Created By: Cornell Lab of Ornithology
The Sherwood Platform is the perfect spot to get a different perspective of the pond and a close up view of active waterfowl. Pond bubblers pump air from below the surface to attract waterfowl and prevent the freezing of water. Mallards, American Black Ducks, and Canada Geese all stay in Sapsucker Woods for the winter and congregate around these bubblers. Winter is especially active for Mallards who court during this time. Be sure to look out for any courtship behavior, which is common starting early November. Check out https://www.allaboutbirds.org/what-to-watch-for-duck-courtship-video/ for a guide about courtship dance and displays.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Sapsucker Woods Through the Seasons: Fall/Winter