Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Wildlife Wednesday

We mostly have Mallards.  But this week, at the neighbor's duck spa, I spied a pair of Wood Ducks.

Wood duck pair leaving the spa beach
I'm not sure you can see it in this photo, but the male wood duck (upper) is recognizable by his crest.

Stock photo - Getty Images

Earlier in the week we had a mother mallard leading her 6 ducklings to the edge of the neighbor's dock.  She jumped into the water three times and each time her offspring said "Unh-uh, No Way, not doin' that!" She finally gave up and waddled back to land.  I'm not sure how, or if, she got them to get their feet wet.

I'll leave you with a foggy sunrise over Dartmoor.

Sunrise 5/15/19


  1. wow that duck is beautiful! I've never really looked at them all that much as I have to go someplace with water to do that. I never notice ducks at the ponds at the nature trail I walk at there are a lot of birds but not ducks there

  2. Wood ducks are fun to see! I saw my first batch of baby geese on the golf course yesterday. Mom and Dad really hissed at us to stay away!

  3. Your churn dash blocks are growing and what a pretty piece you got in the swap.
    Meanwhile, beautiful views...serene with gliding ducks.


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