The pair of Wood Ducks are still hanging around at
Lake of the Lilies
and I continue to stalk them.
The male is undeniably more beautiful than the female,
but the female has striking marking and a very pretty feather pattern.
They are a dabbling duck, and the two are always together.
My bird book states they are here year round, but I have only ever seen them in winter.
When I saw them 2 years ago,
they came out of the water and I was able to get some lovely pictures.
I guess they look more natural in the water,
but the following pictures give you a good look at all their beautiful features.
They have small legs and feet (palmate).