It appears that all of our male Wood Ducks have gotten their cycling helmets back on and otherwise have nicely survived their late summer molts.
These ducks now have to decide if and when to migrate south. Migration data from nearby Acadia National Park show that, in the past five years, many birds have been migrating significantly later.
Other reports show that some birds that traditionally migrate from or through Maine are not migrating at all. At least the birds believe that Climate Change is real. (Brooklin, Maine)