Posted: 15/04/2013 at 21:42
I am assuming that your pond is not raised and flush with the ground.
You will have to create a 'beach' at one end of your pond for easy entry and exit and a shallow area for spawning. You could do this by layering old paving slabs or bricks in a step formation to create a variety of depth at one end. You could finish the effect of either by using natural stones, cobbles and some marginal plants to soften the whole area and make it more interesting.
Birds will then be able to use your pond for bathing and drinking too.
Depending on how formal your pond is you could chop up the branch to the side of the pond for something for creatures to hide under.
Hope this helps.