A female woodie (Aix sponsa) joined Frisky in the pond this morning. It was adorable; they’re swimming together and Frisky is grooming the yet-to-be-named hen. The sexual dimorphism of the species is very evident now, but the tender way that Frisky grooms the lady is adorable! I’m entranced.
For the action, see the video at bottom:
Females have grayish bills, while even young males have pink on their bills. This is clearly a Lady Duck. What should we call her?
Frisky showed her considerable attention:
Sometimes I’m not sure she liked it!
And a lovely video of Frisky grooming the female. I love the way he makes sure to nibble under her chin.