Wood Duck Drake

Shadowy Wood Duck Drake

Most Wood Ducks I have seen are pretty shy, and this one was no exception.

Wood Duck Drake
Wood Duck Drake

He either heard me or a hawk that was in the area, or both.

Wood Duck Drake
Wood Duck Drake

He didn’t make a fuss, but calmly made for denser quarters, avoiding paddling through the patches of sunlight.

Wood Duck Drake
Wood Duck Drake

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