Alas, Mr. and Mrs. Wood Duck made it to my ground feeders. I have seen them in the trees, but they are very shy and leave as soon as they see me in the yard. This time, though, I took the pictures through my (dirty) window and they even came up to the feeder by the house. I just love this pair. He, however, doesn't stick around. I will see her all summer in the channel with a string of babies behind her, but he is nowhere to be seen. Where do those bad boys go, I wonder ...
Here they are joined bu Mr. and Mrs. Mallard who come to my feeders daily and don't seem to mind if I am in the yard unless I start moving toward them.
Apparently there was little left at either site, so they meandered back to the lake and flew away. I hope they come back ... I think they are so beautiful.
One morning last week when I went out to fill my feeders, I was greeted by this huge flock of Tree Swallows. I assume they were migrating back to their homes up north or even a few that stay around here. We have mainly Barn Swallows on the lake and I have seen a few of them skimming the lake in search of insects ... sadly it has been to cold and there few insects to feed them. But they will survive and build their nests in the canopies of the boat lifts, as they do every year.
Happy WBW ...