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!
Posts tagged ‘Baby Ducks’
I am totally thrilled to let you know that last night at about 7:30pm. I saw a proud mama Wood Duck at this side of the pond with her three ducklings! Three or four ducklings is typical for many Wood Duck pairs to have. I think these babies are two days old now. Excuse the fuzzy slightly out of focus photographs. The light was dim and I was quite a ways from the ducks. I must have frightened the mother duck as she quickly started with the babies, paddling across the pond. I hope to get different pictures another day but these ducks are extremely shy and will be more so with the new babies in tow. I took these pictures last night. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!