Yesterday I turned on the fountain in our pond, to get some water circulation.
Before I could do that, I had to wade into the pond, as the fountain had fallen over, probably due to the ice. So I recently bought some cheap waders:
I was interested to find a couple of gelatinous blobs attached to the sides of the plastic pot that the pump sits in (to protect the intake from the pond silt). Googling images, I think these are salamander eggs. We know that our pond has salamanders, which we take as a good sign of a healthy pond ecosystem.
Here’s the righted pump; the water is murky from me stirring up the silt, but you can see one of the blobs on the left:
A view of the pond with the fountain running. It’s not a big fountain, just enough to get some water movement and aeration: