Wood Ducks for the first time! I was lucky to find a pair of Wood Ducks at what was a very small pond, located at the edge of a woodland area that I had walked through. I had been photographing other birds at the pond for about 10 or 15 minutes without causing much disruption when the pair of Wood Ducks emerged. I was taken by surprise as the pair showed up directly opposite to me. All I had was to click, after taking a breath.
There are birds that I dream of seeing around my area after coming across their photographs online, however Wood Duck was not on my mind as one of the possibilities. I simply thought they were out of my reach. Here we go:
The female is also beautiful but the male is of course the most dressed up: