When I posted earlier about my morning walk in the woods, I intentionally left out the highlight - a new bird for my life list, the Wood Duck so that I could make them the focus of a post. In fact, I saw three. From left to right: a female, a half-hidden male and either another female or a non-breeding male, I think.
I did get a proper glimpse of the beauty of the male but only between clicks of the shutter. An split second after I took this photo they took flight.