This Flapping Female Wood Duck appeared as if by magic and performed for me. My regular readers know I searched for years and years to spot a single Wood Duck and thought maybe they were just a myth. I finally found The Elusive Wood Duck pair to photograph in Delaware after a lot of effort and slogging through the mud. Despite their nickname of “Carolina Duck”, I could not locate a Wood Duck anywhere in North Carolina until this beautiful female. I found her flapping her wings in a pond near the North Carolina coast. I am delighted she emerged and flapped her wings right in front of me and grateful that I had my camera.