Photos by Shirley Birr; click to enlarge.
One of the strangest things I ever saw years ago; ducks sitting in a tree. The trees and birds were silhouetted against the early morning sky. The ‘birds’, back then, were perched on much smaller branches, and when they turned their heads sideways with my arrival, I saw bills, not beaks! The birds were ducks!
Early the other morning, Shirley spotted the wood ducks, once again, perched in the trees, while others swam around.
Later I learned they were “wood ducks”; ducks that built their nests above the ground. I also learned people build bird houses for wood ducks!
Wood ducks are among one of the most beautiful!