This is the photo of the female Muscovy Duck referenced in the previous post. She’s just sitting by this bush under a tree. Her stance and expression says, “I’m just sitting here by this bush. There’s nothing here to see.” While I was taking a photo of the male, I had seen her march the chicks out of the pond and into the parking area, so I knew they were around somewhere. I try not to be intrusive when I photograph birds. I move slowly, and slow movement seems to work as a method to keep my bird subjects calm. So there is one more post to this story!
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A Casual Conversation
While he was in a pond nearby,
She was standing here looking sly.
I’m no fool; I could plainly see;
This was an act to distract me.
She looked at me and said, “OK,
Take a peek, but you cannot stay.
My treasures are behind this hedge;
I’ll trust respect for them you pledge.”
I nodded yes, and took a glance
That ended in a thoughtful trance…
To be continued…
Female Muscovy Duck – Cairina moschata