Here, we get one storm after the other, but yesterday it felt like Spring! As soon as we got out of the building, we sensed a different air … a different light!
Drove around for a bit, and it was as if everything had come to life, all of a sudden … Cormorants in the Falls, Canada Geese in Marsh Creek … in the park, ducks and squirrels were frolicking! Felt great!
Got back home, had supper, and checked Facebook. There, someone had posted there was a Wood Duck in the pond in Rockwood Park! We’d just got back from there, and I certainly didn’t see any wood duck! Admittedly, I didn’t look all that close — there were so many people there feeding them, so they were flocking to white bread.
It was late afternoon, but I’ve always yearned to see a Wood Duck in real life, so I immediately grabbed my camera bag and took off. There was still good light also and this was a too good an opportunity to miss. Kept my fingers crossed the duck would still be there … that Facebook post was from the day before!
There are hundreds of ducks in the pond, and I scanned it carefully … no wood duck! I held out for quite some time, but was about to give up, when I saw one duck that looked a little different … far out on the ice! Zoomed in on it, and there it was! Sleeping! LOL
Eventually he got up, after all, and I got my pictures! Boy, am I ever happy! Even though they’re not rare in any way, I’ve never seen one in my five years here, and I really look at ducks, everywhere!
Here’s a selection of the numerous photos I took…