This weekend we saw several pairs hanging out near their selected boxes.
|The male has dramatic red eyes.|
|And the female wears white eye liner.|
|Against the light, they make a striking silhouette.|
Couples pair up in January, begin nesting from February to March, and the chicks hatch after about 30 days. Then they jump from these high nests to the ground, and head for the water on foot. A freshly-hatched wood duck ducking can jump almost 90 metres without injury!
We should be seeing families in a few weeks.