Backyard Wildlife

One of our pet care business clients in Campbell has been telling us about a pair of ducks–a drake and his mate–who fly in every evening for a frolicking dip in the backyard pool. Finally got to witness the display for myself this weekend while pet-sitting for Frannie and Casey, their two Labradoodles.  I was told the two typically arrive each night between 6 – 6:30 p.m.  “Perfect!” I thought, as this is right around sunset–the golden hour in photography–when the sun’s light is soft and oblique, casting long shadows.

So the spouse and I planned an evening outdoor barbeque to keep ourselves occupied as we waited for the ducks to arrive.  At 6:30 p.m., SPLASH! Right on time, except it was only the female duck, no drake in sight — apparently he had other plans for the night.  As my spouse tossed the bread crumbs into the pool , I snapped away for a good 30 minutes, until Mizz Duck was done with her evening bath and decided to fly off to parts unknown, no doubt to rejoin her guy.

So without further ado, here she is:

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