Wood Duck (drake)
West-Branch DuPage River
I first spotted this handsome Wood Duck on April 15, 2009 and I saw him again today in the same general area relaxing on the bank of the West-Branch DuPage River in Naperville, IL. Both times this guy appeared to be paired-off with a mallard hen and on one occassion today he decided to run-off a mallard drake who apparently wandered too close to Mrs. "Woody."