Daddy Wood Duck - click to enlarge

Daddy Wood Duck

This was funny. I assume there were eggs in this nest box, and maybe hatching while I shot these.

Daddy Wood Duck - click to enlarge
Daddy Wood Duck – click to enlarge
Daddy Wood Duck - click to enlarge
Daddy Wood Duck – click to enlarge

He was determined to keep looking inside.

Daddy Wood Duck - click to enlarge
Daddy Wood Duck – click to enlarge

After peeking inside, he would drop down to the water, swim in a circle, and fly back for another look.

Daddy Wood Duck - click to enlarge
Daddy Wood Duck – click to enlarge

Young Wood Ducks will jump, with no fear, out of the box the moment they can move around. Once out, they never go back. They can’t fly yet. With luck they make a soft landing.

As soon as they crash from the nest they are out swimming and learning to find food.

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