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A Young Wood Duck Flies

This older Wood Duck duckling was startled yesterday when I walked near the pond’s shoreline.  It was previously hiding in the rushes and reeds along the shore.  The little Wood Duck is likely a hen.  It was hatched here on the pond earlier this Summer.  The trio of these older ducklings have split up a bit now.

We had a lot of rain yesterday as we have been having the remnants of the former hurricane Isaac.  Just a lot of heavy downpours and a bit of wind.  It came in waves of rains all day.  I was out for a few minutes between rains.  The Wood Ducks are here all year-long and mainly spend their days between the pond and the nearby small private lake.  I took these pictures on Sept. 2, 2012 in my yard.  Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger photo.  Enjoy!

Comments on: "A Young Wood Duck Flies" (8)

  1. How cute, the wood duck are pretty! Great sighting. Happy Labor Day and have a happy week ahead.

    • Hi Eileen, Yes, this little hen is quite cute. I enjoy seeing the ducks when they are visible – not often recently. Today is another rainy day here. Thanks for the holiday wishes. Hoping you’ll have an outstanding coming week.

  2. Lucky you … able to take pictures of the ducks “puddling” in the water … what fun.

  3. That little duck has a home and a water playground at the same time. Good to see that she is staying around.

  4. TexWisGirl said:

    congrats on the rain. we got 1 min. the other day from isaac. oh, well. the young ones are almost grown.

  5. Great action shots, and perfect timing!

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