I'm not sure what he is doing but it included rocking back & forth in the water several times!
I did not know ducks perched in trees. Pretty shocking when he took off & this is where she landed. Since then I have learned that nearby there are ducks that hatch their young in trees. The ducklings are able to fly to the ground when the time comes. I didn't feel quite so badly when Andy told me he did not know this duck fact - don't they come under the protection of a Deputy Wildlife Conservation Officer?
A shot that turned out badly showed a male & female on the water facing each other. His beak was open as she quietly listened. They stayed in that position for several minutes. Ladies, any thoughts?