This gallery contains 3 photos. Mother Nature used just about every hue in her colour palette to create the male Wood Duck. He’s like the Bird of Paradise for waterfowl, although some might say that the male Mandarin Duck shares those honours.
Wood Ducks were a rare sight last November, but in mid-April, it seemed like they were everywhere we looked and walked! As a point of curiosity, the males seemed to outnumber the females. The women can afford to be picky.
This male is finding something quite funny about the whole situation of us walking with him. You look pretty silly, too, buster!