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!