It is nesting season for the waterfowl, I believe that both of these Wood Duck pairs are taking a break from their nesting duties with unhatched eggs on the nest. They would never leave any ducklings alone so I believe that they have either taken a well-deserved short break, have unsuccessfully nested or are intending to nest soon. The other possibility is that these two couples are older and are no longer in the mood to nest. Seeing the Wood Ducks out these days is a rare sight. The Wood Ducks are likely nesting high up in the trees near the dam of the little farm pond here. I took these pictures on May 30, 2012 in my yard. Just this morning, I saw a hen Wood Duck foraging for insects grubs and worms in the front yard grass. A beautiful, serene sight! Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!
June 1, 2012