"Wooden ships on the water, very free and easy
Easy, you know the way it's supposed to be
Talkin' 'bout very free and easy"
Crosby, Stills and Nash lyrics truly describe the wonder of an old guy sitting on the shore and watching the wonderous male Wood Duck so free and easy on the waters of Carillon Stonegate Pond.
The splendor of its colors. Greens. Orange. Red. Black. Cream. White. Gray.
The marvelous chiseled shapes and forms. Boxy head. "Combed-back' crest. Rectangular tails. Bold white streaks. Large round eyes. Flat-line bottom of bill and sleek curved top with hooked end.
Truly a bird that stands out in nature!
For more on the Wood Duck, go to https://www.lifeoncsgpond.com/wood-duck.
Visit the paths along Carillon Stonegate Ponds. Take a hike and see what you can find – and identify!