"A Sand County Almanac"

"THERE ARE SOME WHO CAN LIVE WITHOUT WILD THINGS AND SOME WHO CANNOT."
"FOR US IN THE MINORITY THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE GEESE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN TELEVISION.".....Aldo Leopold




"LOOK DEEP INTO NATURE, AND THEN YOU WILL UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING BETTER".....Albert Einstein


Friday, May 3, 2013

More Colorful Wood Ducks

Two days ago I visited the muskrat pond and only could find the drake (male) wood duck.  I hoped nothing had happened to the female.  Yesterday I went to the pond again and did not see either of the pair. I left wondering if a mink, fox, or other predator had found them easy prey.

Today I was relieved to see both ducks swimming about and acting normally.  Here are a few photos of them...




In the next two photos it looks as if the male is rushing to the hen to whisper a secret in her ear...



Or maybe it was just an affectionate peck on the neck...



A little clean up is in order after swimming in the pollen covered pond...

 
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