These pictures won't win any awards, but if I had a longer lens the duckweed on the pond makes a nice backdrop to show off the ducks. As it is, I have to go out on digital zoom to catch ducks on this pond, and it reduces the quality a lot.
Here's a pair of wood ducks. There were actually three pairs all together.
This is the first I've been able to catch a picture of a male. You can't really see his slicked-back crest, but the throat patch and bill are correct with the long square tail, so I'm sure that's what it is.
Here's the Mrs. This picture isn't too bad.
I really want to go back in the woods behind the pond and sit quietly. I'll be much closer then, and might be lucky enough to get some good pictures.
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