Tag Archives: Wood Duck

Back and Forth

Well, what else do they have to do? When they aren’t eating ducks often swim around, and perhaps the female was testing to see if the male would follow. He did.

Wood Duck Pair
Wood Duck Pair

This Wood Duck pair went back and forth in front of me several times, never quite making it into the sun patch closer to me before they disappeared with the Teals around the corner.

Wood Duck Pair
Wood Duck Pair

 

Wood Duck Pair

There is no mistaking the shape of a male Wood Duck and it’s always a treat to see them close enough to see their colors.

Wood Duck Pair in Duck Weed
Wood Duck Pair in Duck Weed

This pair was hanging around with a small group of Blue Winged Teals, paddling around the edge of a small pond.

Male Wood Duck
Male Wood Duck

There is a walking trail that loops along both sides of this pond and the ducks gradually work their way from side to side, not in any great hurry, but changing direction as people pass by.

Wood Duck Pair with Blue-winged Teals
Wood Duck Pair with Blue-winged Teals

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Wood Ducks

A few Wood Ducks were hanging out on an alligator ramp in the old rice field pond. Everyone was happy until a hawk flew over and one by one they slid into the water and paddled to the far shore and relative safety of the reeds.

Wood Ducks
Wood Ducks – click image for larger view

This one lone duck didn’t seem to get the message and stood her ground on a lump of debris.

Wood Duck
Wood Duck – click image for larger view

These photos were taken two weeks before Hurricane Irma swept through South Carolina last week. I passed this spot yesterday and the duck weed blew into the pond corners and many of the reed islands are re-arranged.