Karen Marts of Hilton Head Island recently went to Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park in Florida and sent along several photos to Untamed Lowcountry. In its new aquatic birds aviary is this wood duck. The species is a common duck with magnificent colors
of green, purple, navy, and gold. Often found around lakes and streams, it is the only duck with a slicked-back crest.
They nest in tree cavities, but will utilize a man-made nest box. This bird did not seem to mind the rain. KAREN MARTS — Submitted photo