We are heartbroken as is Woody the lone male wood duck Here are some pics of the remains and the area, it is about 25 feet up the bank. Normally they slept in the pond, but we don't know for sure if it was 100% of the time. Want to catch the predator, but was it an owl or hawk? Most likely happened last night or early this morning . As of 10 am, blood looked pretty fresh. Note that just the head was left (and some feathers), no feather trail. The remains were further up the bank than they would have normally travelled. Also, they share the pond with 3 dopey Muscoveys and a goose, who lay around everywhere, including parking themselves in the road.