Not really. I'm sure they feel like it though. It is much better now that I've put the umbrella up. The water was really hot at the end of the day; now just warm. I've even started making blocks of ice to put in the pond at the end of the day. That helps cool it off and start cooler the next morning. It has just been so brutal these last two or three days.
I have all but finished the pond area. I still have to put hinges on the gate and hang it. I just have it propped up right now. And I need to plant a few more plants in there also. Not much use right now. Too hot and dry. Mostly dry.
The last few days I haven't seen the shubunkin fish. I hope he is there. A couple of nights I left the gate open, so a snake could of got in. Just not likely. My pond is not clearing as fast as I hoped it would . I was thinking also that the water hyacinths are not multiplying as fast as they usually do. I don't know why. It is at least better; hopefully it will keep clearing. The last picture shows just how much the umbrella helps. It helps with blocking hours of sun.