I had moved one of my cameras back to the cabin pond in anticipation of the arrival of the Wood Ducks two weeks ago. The first week back there I got zero pictures...zilch, zip, nada. I even checked the camera to be sure it was taking pictures because surely something was on the pond in a seven day period. The camera checked out fine and I put it back for another week. As you can see below the second week was the charm...lots of Wood Ducks.
The Wood Ducks are my favorite duck. The males are just beautifully marked. I keep saying I'm going to put up a nesting box back there but never seem to get around to it. Maybe next year ;). The Mallards and Canada Geese try to nest back there most years but the predators usually win out.
Looks like we're having a little face off here between the two males.