It seems like I surprise the Wood Ducks here on the pond a lot. They are so skittish that whenever I approach the pond and they are on the same shoreline as I am, they flee. The hen Wood Duck duckling was out with its mother and was startled by my presence. The pair took off in a low “Touch and go” flight to the middle of the pond. That actually is good practice for the duckling. Soon it will be a very confident flier. I took these pictures on July 4, 2012 in my yard. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!
July 6, 2012