I was hoping to find a few Canadas, but luck was, or wasn't with me and instead I found a beautiful pair of Wood Ducks in my favourite pond yesterday.
As is characteristic of ducks most times, but especially in the fall they were very skittish and flighty
and when they became aware of me they took off immediately, Above the white eye of the female separates the pair easily as to who is in the lead.
When they separated the male was easily identified!
With cropping I have separated the birds from the photo above to see them better separately
The speckled underwing or breast of the female is really outstanding above!
And the underwing part of the male is beige too, but unlike the female, it is unspeckled!
Today I am linking to Viewing Nature with Eileen at her Camera Critters.
Have a great day everyone, its such a wonderful time of year that I will be out there with my camera hoping to find some of Mother Natures Treasures.