Yesterday afternoon we decided to go check out the swamp to see if there was anything going on. We didn’t expect to see much since it was a dull, overcast day and most of the wildlife seemed to be laying low.
But…we did spot this trio of wood ducks relaxing on a tree stump a little further back in the swamp. Mr. Wood Duck seemed to be quite pleased to have a female on either side of him, but those two, as it turned out, were not the only females in the swamp. Within minutes a third female arrived and she got Mr. Wood Duck all excited and in no time at all they were canoodling together right there in front of the other two!
The original two females tried their best to act casual and disinterested until finally the female on the left decided she had seen enough of this shameless display and sent our boy packing. He swam around a bit before disappearing back into the swamp. However, right before leaving he seemed to have spotted me and gave me this look…I couldn’t tell if he was proud or embarrassed!
A bit further down from where all of this was taking place, we saw this big boy lounging around in the swamp. He seemed a bit jealous that I was paying so much attention to the ducks, so I promised him I would run his picture today along with the ducks and that seemed to satisfy him. I had no intention of breaking THAT promise, especially if you look at the size of this guy. There has to be four or five more feet of tail curling back into the weeds that you can barely see!