This is a Wood Duck. Unfortunately she was too far out in the water to get a good picture. The pair, yes there is a male, is very skittish and difficult to photograph. We usually walk up on the area before we know they are there…then they are off with great whining of wings.
They are diving and as soon as the Human would get them in focus, they’d be gone. Then just as she was about to snap this photo a fishing boat came roaring. You can see the one already leaving. They all escaped just as the boat raced through the area where the ducks had just been.
Late afternoon sun seen through cypress.
See y’all later!
Y’all come back now!