This was quite a surprise. I have never seen a wood duck in the wild before. Last evening at dusk a whole flock appeared in my little wetland. There were at least 12 wood ducks out there. I hope a nesting pair decides to stay.
Here are some interesting wood duck facts:
- wood ducks nest in hollow trees
- their feet can grasp branches so they are able to perch on trees
- when ducklings fledge they simply leap out of the tree hollow. They almost always land safely.