My husband has a soft spot in his heart for Wood Ducks. When our daughter gifted him hand-cut cedar planks the intended project was clear… a Wood Duck house. The boards were cut and assembled early in the winter to allow the cedar home to have proper time to cure of its soft aromatic scent . A plug in the doorway was kept in place to protect the new dwelling from curious squirrels.
A few days ago, the plug was removed.
This morning we looked out in the soft light of the new day… A male Wood Duck graced the roof of the house! He was adorned in soft feathers painted with dramatic curves of color. Quite a spectacular look as he posed atop the cedar structure.
After a quick check of the dwelling, he flew down and landed on the water to join the female Wood Duck paddling below. Her feathers were lovely as well… in softer, muted hues.
We were disappointed the couple didn’t linger longer. Soon they were off, presumably to check out more real estate. This pair is our first Wood Duck sighting of the year.
I wonder… What kind of soft-sell can we give them that would persuade them to move in?
Created for Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #137 | Soft
Thank you Ann-Christine for this week’s topic.