Reflective wood duck on one of the little rain pools in the old fish hatchery of White Rock Lake. It is a Riparian Forest (forested or wooded area of land adjacent to a body of water. ) The hatchery was created in 1930 and shut down shortly after 1953. It is about 50 acres of heavily wooded dirt/gravel trails that are easy to get lost in. A tree canopy means most of it is dark with some openings here and there that let light in. An environmentally sensitive area and wildlife sanctuary. There are several low spots along the trails that fill with rain water to provide secretive pools that sometimes are out in the open and other times hidden from view. At times they all dry up. In the summer heat they are covered with duckweed.
Male Wood Duck (Aix sponsa)