I’ve been waiting for two years (since we volunteered at Sacramento NWR in 2018) to see a Wood Duck and it has finally happened!
I first spotted a pair of Wood Ducks yesterday here at Loxahatchee NWR in the waterway alongside of Lee Road when I was on my way to work. I didn’t have my camera and the cell phone pictures just didn’t do them justice. So, this morning I dressed, armed myself with my camera and took an early morning walk.
To my surprise, I didn’t find a pair of ducks, I found four of them. Unfortunately, they are very skittish and an Egret flew low overhead, startled them and caused them to fly away after just one distant photo. On the bright side, I did manage to get an excellent photo of a beautiful a Black-crowned Night-Heron.
This evening, when we arrived home from shopping, Ken and I spotted another pair. As I had hoped for this, my camera was at the ready, so I took a few more photos!