Wood duck in the bushes

D81_5330_zI visited the far bog to check out the beaver den yesterday during mid-afternoon. I did not have high hopes of a beaver sighting but thought I could spot some ducks, perhaps Mallards or the more exciting wood ducks. It was not even five minutes into my stakeout when a pair of wood ducks paddled past the beaver den. Here an adult female calmly moves through the thicket beyond the den.