The deck is going up but Fat Albert still comes. He used to come when the Mertz's were here on a daily basis and they didn't mind sharing corn with each other. Now that Fred and Ethyl are absent Fat Albert still comes. The construction doesn't seem to bother him a bit. Our biggest problem is that he's a quackless duck so we don't know when he's here. We try to leave food for him all the time but the cardinals and other birds eat it too.