Last Saturday while I was walking in the park, a pair of wood ducks flew from the pond across the trail into the woods. They dated on trees and did not mind my presence and picture-taking, as if being hired by me as models. Instead of making sounds of high pitch and pace, they talked to each other very softly. The motions of the male approaching the female and of both responding to each other reminded me of the good old days when I was chasing my girlfriend (now my wife, of course).
I have never been allowed by wood ducks to get so close to them. I changed my position several times and worked for almost 30 minutes. Believe or not, even when I felt it was time to wrap up, the couple still wanted to go on. Now I need to figure out whether they use email or other media tools to allow me to send the images to them.
I am a frequent visitor of Brightwood Park and enjoy sharing my discoveries.
Brightwood Park is on the North end of Prospect Street. Go past Franklin School and look for the entrance on the left.